ELISA versus PCR for diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Brasil2010ELISAVP,
  title={ELISA versus PCR for diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease: systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Pedro Emmanuel AA Brasil and Liane de Castro and Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno and Luiz Henrique C Sangenis and Jos{\'e} Ueleres Braga},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Most current guidelines recommend two serological tests to diagnose chronic Chagas disease. When serological tests are persistently inconclusive, some guidelines recommend molecular tests. The aim of this investigation was to review chronic Chagas disease diagnosis literature and to summarize results of ELISA and PCR performance. METHODS A systematic review was conducted searching remote databases (MEDLINE, LILACS, EMBASE, SCOPUS and ISIWeb) and full texts bibliography for relevant… CONTINUE READING

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