Tillekeratne LG, Suchindran S, Ko ER, Petzold EA, Bodinayake CK, Nagahawatte A, Devasiri V, Kurukulasooriya R, Nicholson BP, McClain MT, Burke TW, Tsalik EL, Henao R, Ginsburg GS, Reller ME, Woods CW. Previously Derived Host Gene Expression Classifiers Identify Bacterial and Viral Etiologies of Acute Febrile Respiratory Illness in a South Asian Population. Open forum infectious diseases. 2020 Jun;7(7). ofaa194. PMID: 32617371 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7314590
Pathogen-based diagnostics for acute respiratory infection (ARI) have limited ability to detect etiology of illness. We previously showed that peripheral blood-based host gene expression classifiers accurately identify bacterial and viral ARI in cohorts of European and African descent. We determined classifier performance in a South Asian cohort.