Non-invasive management of visceral leishmaniasis: design, development and evaluation of clinically applicable immunodiagnostic tool for field settings

Ejazi, Sarfaraz Ahmad (2017) Non-invasive management of visceral leishmaniasis: design, development and evaluation of clinically applicable immunodiagnostic tool for field settings. PhD thesis, C U.

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    Ali, Nahid

    Abstract

    Diagnosis is a process of identifying a particular disease through signs and symptoms of a person. Clinical history of a person and physical examination may draw a conclusion that describes the reason for particular health problem. The literal meaning of diagnosis is “to distinguish” in Greek. Thus diagnosis is an act to discriminate or distinguish certain conditions (diseases) from others (healthy or other diseases). Medical diagnosis is most of the time very challenging because symptoms like fever, pain, weakness, etc. are common in many diseases mainly in infectious diseases. Therefore, pieces of information are collected and compared such as sign and symptoms of a person, endemic diseases in that area, season of the disease, etc. The first evidence of disease diagnosis is found in the treatise “Edwin Smith Papyrus” written by Imhotep, a polymath of ancient Egypt (27th century BC) (Figure 1.1). Babylonian scholar Esagil-kin-apli (11th Century BC) first introduced the reason, logic and symptoms for a disease in his diagnostic handbook “Sakikku” (Horstmanshoff, 2004). Hippocrates (460-370 BC), a famous Greek physician used biological samples such as urine, sweat, etc for diagnosis.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    URI: http://www.eprints.iicb.res.in/id/eprint/2591
    Subjects: Infectious Diseases and Immunology
    Divisions: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
    Depositing User: Ms Sutapa Ganguly
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 13:04
    Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 13:08
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