Accuracy of Urine Circulating Cathodic Antigen Test for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni in Preschool-Aged Children before and after Treatment

@inproceedings{Coulibaly2013AccuracyOU,
  title={Accuracy of Urine Circulating Cathodic Antigen Test for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni in Preschool-Aged Children before and after Treatment},
  author={Jean Tenena Coulibaly and Yves K. N'Gbesso and Stefanie Knopp and N A N'guessan and Kigbafori Dieudonn{\'e} Silu{\'e} and Govert J van Dam and Eli{\'e}zer Kouakou N'Goran and J{\"u}rg Utzinger},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The Kato-Katz technique is widely used for the diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni, but shows low sensitivity in light-intensity infections. We assessed the accuracy of a commercially available point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) cassette test for the diagnosis of S. mansoni in preschool-aged children before and after praziquantel administration. METHODOLOGY A 3-week longitudinal survey with a treatment intervention was conducted in Azaguié, south Côte d'Ivoire… CONTINUE READING
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