APPROACHES FOR ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF RABIES

C Singh, A Kaw, K Bansal, M Dandale, Pranoti Sharma
2012 Online) An Online International Journal Available at   unpublished
Diagnosis of rabies is of paramount importance. The diagnosis of this deadly disease has gained impetus with advent of molecular approaches. The major blockade in the usefulness o0f rabies diagnosis was the waiting period associated with dependence of most of the authentic diagnostic approaches on the brain tissue that would be available only after the death of the suspected animal. Now, with standardization of molecular approaches, antemortem diagnosis of rabies is becoming realizable with
more » ... realizable with significant authenticity. The present paper reviews various molecular approaches that offer promise for antemortem diagnosis of rabies from saliva, skin, hair follicles and urine of animals. Along with the characteristics of the symptoms, the time tested pathological alterations and the gold standard immune pathological approaches have also been highlighted.
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