An evaluation of skin snip techniques used in the quantitative assessment of microfilarial densities of Onchocerca volvulus.

@article{Kale1974AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of skin snip techniques used in the quantitative assessment of microfilarial densities of Onchocerca volvulus.},
  author={Oladele O Kale and A O Bammeke and O R Ayeni},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1974},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={547-9}
}
A study was undertaken to determine whether significant variations occur in the quantitative assessment of onchocercal microfilarial densities when different methods of treating skin snips are used. The results show that teasing of the snip should be avoided because it reduces the sensitivity of the method.