Abstract

We evaluated the accuracy of patient-collected skin lesions, oropharyngeal, and rectal swabs among 50 individuals enrolled in a study of mpox viral dynamics. We found that the performance of self-collected samples was similar to that of physician-collected samples, suggesting that self-sampling is a reliable strategy for diagnosing mpox.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1314
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume76
Issue number7
Early online date12 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • diagnostic
  • mpox
  • PCR
  • self-sampling

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