Comparative Study of rK39 Leishmania Antigen for Serodiagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Maia2012ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative Study of rK39 Leishmania Antigen for Serodiagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis},
  author={Zuinara Maia and Monique L{\'i}rio and S{\'o}stenes Mistro and Carlos Maur{\'i}cio Cardeal Mendes and Sanjay R Mehta and Roberto Badar{\'o}},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The rK39 recombinant protein is derived from a specific antigen produced by the Leishmania donovani complex, and has been used in the last two decades for the serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. We present here a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating serologic assays to diagnose visceral leishmaniasis to determine the accuracy of rK39 antigen in comparison to the use of other antigen preparations. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A systematic review with meta… CONTINUE READING

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