Comparison of three antigen detection methods for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of malaria: a field study from southern Vietnam.

@article{Huong2002ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of three antigen detection methods for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of malaria: a field study from southern Vietnam.},
  author={Nguyen Mai Huong and Timothy M E Davis and Sean Hewitt and Nguyen van Huong and Tran Thi To Uyen and Doan Hanh Nhan and Le Dinh Cong},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={304-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the sensitivity, specificity and post-treatment persistence of three commonly used rapid antigen detection methods. METHOD We studied 252 Vietnamese patients aged from 4 to 60 years, 157 with falciparum and 95 with vivax malaria and 160 healthy volunteers. An initial blood sample was taken for microscopy, and OptiMAL, immunochromatographic test (ICT) malaria P.f./P.v. and Paracheck-Pf tests. Patients with falciparum malaria were treated with an artesunate-based… CONTINUE READING

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