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Research Article

Utility of the Tourniquet Test and the White Blood Cell Count to Differentiate Dengue among Acute Febrile Illnesses in the Emergency Room

  • Christopher J. Gregory mail,

    hgk4@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Olga D. Lorenzi,

    Affiliation: Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Lisandra Colón,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Arleene Sepúlveda García,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Luis M. Santiago,

    Affiliation: Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Ramón Cruz Rivera,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Liv Jossette Cuyar Bermúdez,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Fernando Ortiz Báez,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Delanor Vázquez Aponte,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Kay M. Tomashek,

    Affiliation: Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Jorge Gutierrez,

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Luisa Alvarado

    Affiliation: Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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  • Published: December 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001400

About the Authors

Christopher J. Gregory, Olga D. Lorenzi, Luis M. Santiago, Kay M. Tomashek
Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lisandra Colón, Arleene Sepúlveda García, Ramón Cruz Rivera, Liv Jossette Cuyar Bermúdez, Fernando Ortiz Báez, Delanor Vázquez Aponte, Jorge Gutierrez, Luisa Alvarado
Ponce University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Corresponding Author

Email: hgk4@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJG KMT. Performed the experiments: CJG ODL LC ASG RCR LJCB FOB DVA KMT JG LA. Analyzed the data: CJG ODL LMS. Wrote the paper: CJG ODL KMT.