Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis.

@article{Boggild2010ClinicalAD,
  title={Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: a pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis.},
  author={Andrea K. Boggild and Ana Pilar Ramos and Diego Espinosa and Braulio Valencia and Nicol{\'a}s Veland and C{\'e}sar Miranda-Ver{\'a}stegui and Jorge Ar{\'e}valo and Donald Edward Low and Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={345-50}
}
We evaluated performance characteristics of five diagnostic methods for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Patients who came to the Leishmania Clinic of Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, were enrolled in the study. Lesion smears, culture, microculture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and leishmanin skin test (LST) were performed. A total of 145 patients with 202 lesions were enrolled: 114 patients with 161 lesions fulfilled criteria for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING