Accuracy of an Immunochromatographic Diagnostic Test (ICT Malaria Combo Cassette Test) Compared to Microscopy among under Five-Year-Old Children when Diagnosing Malaria in Equatorial Guinea

@inproceedings{Portero2010AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of an Immunochromatographic Diagnostic Test (ICT Malaria Combo Cassette Test) Compared to Microscopy among under Five-Year-Old Children when Diagnosing Malaria in Equatorial Guinea},
  author={Juli{\'a}n Portero and Maria Rubio-Yuste and M A Descalzo and Jos{\'e} Miguel Raso and Magdalena Lwanga and Jaquelina Obono and Gloria Nseng and A. Elizalde Benito and Jorge Cano},
  booktitle={Malaria research and treatment},
  year={2010}
}
Conventional malaria diagnosis based on microscopy raises serious difficulties in weak health systems. Cost-effective and sensitive rapid diagnostic tests have been recently proposed as alternatives to microscopy. In Equatorial Guinea, a study was conducted to assess the reliability of a rapid diagnostic test compared to microscopy. The study was designed in accordance with the directives of the Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy Initiative (STARD). Peripheral thick and thin films for… CONTINUE READING

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