Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium by detection of specific DNA fragments from filtered urine samples.

@article{Ibironke2011DiagnosisOS,
  title={Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium by detection of specific DNA fragments from filtered urine samples.},
  author={Olufunmilola A Ibironke and Anna Evans Phillips and Amadou Garba and Sani M Lamine and Clive K. Shiff},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={998-1001}
}
Definitive diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium infection in adult patients is a clinically important challenge. Chronically infected adults pass few eggs in the urine, which are often missed when current diagnostic methods are used. In the work presented here, we report on an alternative diagnostic method based on presence of the S. haematobium-specific Dra 1, 121 bp repeat fragment in human urine. A novel method of collecting the urine specimens in the field and filtering them through heavy… CONTINUE READING

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