Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Yellow Fever Evaluation

The evaluation of yellow fever begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with yellow fever may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of yellow fever.

Tests that may be used to evaluate yellow fever include:

Tests used to detect yellow fever include:
  • Antibody studies (serology)
  • Fluorescent antibody tests
  • Immunoassay for mosquito cell cultures
  • PCR studies to detect viral antigens

Less commonly used tests that may be used to evaluate yellow fever include:

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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