Reply to the letter: Urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus by Viroj Wiwanitkit

International Urology and Nephrology, Dec 2016

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Reply to the letter: Urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus by Viroj Wiwanitkit

Int Urol Nephrol Reply to the letter: Urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus by Viroj Wiwanitkit Laura E. Lamb 0 1 2 3 4 5 Sarah N. Bartolone 0 1 2 3 4 5 Sebla B. Kutluay 0 1 2 3 4 5 Daniela Robledo 0 1 2 3 4 5 Alexandra Porras 0 1 2 3 4 5 Mauricio Plata 0 1 2 3 4 5 Michael B. Chancellor 0 1 2 3 4 5 Editor 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis , St. Louis, MO , USA 1 Department of Urology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine , Royal Oak, MI , USA 2 Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital , 3811 West 13 Mile Road, Suite 187, Royal Oak, MI 48073 , USA 3 Subdireccion de Estudios Clínicos, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá University Hospital , Bogotá, D.C. , Colombia 4 School of Medicine, Universidad de Los Andes , Bogotá, D.C. , Colombia 5 Department of Urology, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá University Hospital , Bogotá, D.C. , Colombia We first want to thank the writer for their interest and agree that the “urine diagnostic tool is useful for diagnostic of infectious infection”. While it is true that secretion of Zika virus in urine does not occur in all phases of infection, we believe that the reports we evaluated support that Zika virus can be detected at higher levels and for a longer timeframe after initial infection than blood, and may allow for the detection of more Zika infection cases. We like to thank the writer for referring to a new method that was also just published. We are excited about what new technologies may soon develop to address this unmet need, and are also seeking to address this.


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Reply to the letter: Urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus by Viroj Wiwanitkit, International Urology and Nephrology, 2016, 2025, DOI: 10.1007/s11255-016-1424-7