Comparison between spontaneous sedimentation method and Paratest® for the diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections.

@article{Brandelli2011ComparisonBS,
  title={Comparison between spontaneous sedimentation method and Paratest® for the diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections.},
  author={Clara Lia Costa Brandelli and Simone Tasca Cargnin and Denise Maria Cunha Willers and K{\'a}tia Ruschel Pilger de Oliveira and Tiana Tasca},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 10},
  pages={
          604-6
        }
}
Correct diagnosis of parasitic infections is essential for the treatment of individuals avoiding indiscriminate use of anthelmintics which increases drug resistance. In a comparative study between the spontaneous sedimentation technique and Paratest(®), 140 stool samples were analyzed for the detection of parasites. The prevalence was 12.7% obtained by the spontaneous sedimentation method but only 5.7% using Paratest(®). Paratest(®) has shown a high proportion of false-negative results, lower… CONTINUE READING

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