A simple and sensitive test for field diagnosis of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis.

BACKGROUND Current methods for diagnosis of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) do not offer adequate sensitivity and specificity. OBJECTIVES To develop a simple and sensitive test for field diagnosis of PKDL. METHODS Immunochromatographic nitrocellulose strips precoated with recombinant k39 antigen were evaluated for the detection of circulating… CONTINUE READING