Tests diagnostiques rapides (TDR): la panacée pour le praticien [Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT): the cure-all for the practitioner?].

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serval:BIB_C9C826986F51
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Tests diagnostiques rapides (TDR): la panacée pour le praticien [Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT): the cure-all for the practitioner?].
Périodique
Revue Médicale Suisse
Auteur⸱e⸱s
D'Acremont V., Greub G., Genton B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Volume
7
Numéro
294
Pages
984-990
Langue
français
Résumé
Many rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for the diagnosis of infectious diseases have been developed over the last 20 years. These allow (1) administering a treatment immediately in case of a potentially fatal disease, (2) prescribing a specific rather than presumptive treatment, (3) quickly introducing measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the disease, (4) avoiding useless antibiotic treatments and (5) implementing a sequential diagnostic strategy to avoid extensive investigations. Using the example of malaria, a new strategy that includes a RDT as first-line emergency diagnostic tool and, when negative, delayed microscopy at the laboratory opening time is implemented in Lausanne since 1999. This strategy has been shown to be safe. Each TDR has its own characteristics that imperatively need to be known by the practitioner if he/she wants to use it in a rational way.
Mots-clé
Communicable Diseases/diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Routine, Humans, Point-of-Care Systems
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