Comparison of operational criteria for treatment outcome in gambiense human African trypanosomiasis.

@article{Ngoyi2009ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of operational criteria for treatment outcome in gambiense human African trypanosomiasis.},
  author={Dieudonn{\'e} Mumba Ngoyi and Veerle Lejon and Francois X N'siesi and Marleen Boelaert and Philippe B{\"u}scher},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={438-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a simple and standard operational decision tool for the diagnosis of relapse after treatment for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), by evaluating the performance of several criteria currently used by HAT control programs and research projects. METHODS We identified 10 different criteria for relapse, based on trypanosome presence and/or white blood cell count in cerebrospinal fluid, and compared their specificity, sensitivity and time to diagnosis on a data set… CONTINUE READING