Anti-PGL-1 Positivity as a Risk Marker for the Development of Leprosy among Contacts of Leprosy Cases: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Penna2016AntiPGL1PA,
  title={Anti-PGL-1 Positivity as a Risk Marker for the Development of Leprosy among Contacts of Leprosy Cases: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Maria Lucia F Penna and Gerson Oliveira Penna and Paula C. Iglesias and S{\^o}nia Natal and Laura C. Rodrigues},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND There is no point of care diagnostic test for infection with M. Leprae or for leprosy, although ELISA anti PGL-1 has been considered and sometimes used as a means to identify infection. METHODS A systematic review of all cohort studies, which classified healthy leprosy contacts, at entry, according to anti-PGL1 positivity, and had at least one… CONTINUE READING

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