Evaluation of Change in Canine Diagnosis Protocol Adopted by the Visceral Leishmaniasis Control Program in Brazil and a New Proposal for Diagnosis

@inproceedings{CouraVital2014EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of Change in Canine Diagnosis Protocol Adopted by the Visceral Leishmaniasis Control Program in Brazil and a New Proposal for Diagnosis},
  author={Wendel Coura-Vital and Henrique Gama Ker and Bruno Mendes Roatt and Rodrigo Dian Oliveira Aguiar-Soares and Gleisiane Gomes de Almeida Leal and N{\'a}dia das Dores Moreira and Laser Ant{\^o}nio Machado Oliveira and Evandro Marques de Menezes Machado and Maria Helena Franco Morais and Rodrigo C{\^o}rrea-Oliveira and Mari{\^a}ngela Carneiro and Alexandre Barbosa Reis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The techniques used for diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) in Brazil ELISA and IFAT have been extensively questioned because of the accuracy of these tests. A recent change in the diagnosis protocol excluded IFAT and included the Dual-Path Platform (DPP). We evaluated the prevalence and incidence rates of Leishmania spp. before and after the change in the protocol. In addition, based on our results, we propose a new alternative that is less expensive for the screening and… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES

Assessment of serological tests for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis

DA Silva, F Madeira Mde, TR Abrantes, CJ Filho, FB Figueiredo
  • Vet J
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Longitudinal analysis of serological tests officially adopted by the Brazilian Ministry of Health for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis in dogs vaccinated with Leishmune

M Marcondes, VM de Lima, MD de Araujo, RM Hiramoto, JE Tolezano
  • Vet Parasitol
  • 2013

Risk Factors for Seroconversion by Leishmania infantum in a Cohort of Dogs from an Endemic Area of Brazil

O Courtenay, RJ Quinnell, LM Garcez, JJ Shaw, C Dye
  • PLoS One
  • 2013

Validity and reliability of enzyme immunoassays using Leishmania major or L . infantum antigens for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

G Grimaldi, A Teva, AL Ferreira, CB dosSantos, IS Pinto
  • PLoS One
  • 2013

Validity and reliability of enzyme immunoassays using Leishmania major or L. infantum antigens for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis

MM de Arruda, FB Figueiredo, FA Cardoso, RM Hiamamoto, JC Brazuna
  • in Brazil. PLoS One
  • 2013