Cost-effectiveness of detection of intestinal amebiasis by using serology and specific-amebic-antigen assays among persons with or without human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Chang2008CosteffectivenessOD,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of detection of intestinal amebiasis by using serology and specific-amebic-antigen assays among persons with or without human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Sui-Yuan Chang and H Sun and Dar-Der Ji and Yi-Chun Lo and Cheng-Hsin Wu and Pei-Ying Wu and Wen-Chun Liu and Chien-Ching Hung and S -S Chang},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={3077-9}
}
Among 345 persons who underwent indirect hemagglutination (IHA) serological assays and assays of specific amebic antigens in their stool samples, 24 of 36 (66.7%) who were seropositive for Entamoeba histolytica had intestinal amebiasis as determined by antigen assays compared with 2 of 309 (0.2%) who were seronegative (odds ratio, 307; 95% confidence interval, 64.9 to 1,451). The estimated cost to detect a case of intestinal amebiasis by serology followed by antigen assays ($52) could be… CONTINUE READING
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