Quality control for laboratory diagnosis for hand, foot and mouth disease: a forgotten issue in epidemic

  • V Wiwanitkit
Keywords: Hand, foot and mouth disease, viral, quality, control.

Abstract

Background: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that is an important disease in paediatric population. The epidemic of this disease occurs each year and becomes the focused public health threat. The diagnosis of this disease is important for disease control. The laboratory investigation plays important role in such process. Aim: However, an important forgotten issue is on the quality control. This mini-review focuses on this specific issue. Materials and Methods: Literature review is done. Result: The available details on quality control of laboratory investigation in hand, food and mouth disease are summarized and presented. Conclusion: Quality control is an important issue that still requires more concern. Keywords: Hand, foot and mouth disease, viral, quality, control.
Published
2013-08-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2315-5019
print ISSN: 2277-0941