Evaluation of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) urine-cassette assay as a survey tool for Schistosoma mansoni in different transmission settings within Bugiri District, Uganda.

@article{Adriko2014EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) urine-cassette assay as a survey tool for Schistosoma mansoni in different transmission settings within Bugiri District, Uganda.},
  author={Moses Adriko and Claire J. Standley and Benjamin Tinkitina and Edridah M. Tukahebwa and Alan Fenwick and Fiona M. Fleming and Jos{\'e} Carlos Sousa-Figueiredo and J Russell Stothard and Narcis B. Kabatereine},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2014},
  volume={136},
  pages={50-7}
}
Diagnosis of schistosomiasis at the point-of-care (POC) is a growing topic in neglected tropical disease research. There is a need for diagnostic tests which are affordable, sensitive, specific, user-friendly, rapid, equipment-free and delivered to those who need it, and POC is an important tool for disease mapping and guiding mass deworming. The aim of present study was to evaluate the relative diagnostic performance of two urine-circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) cassette assays, one… CONTINUE READING
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