Evaluation of light microscopy and rapid diagnostic test for the detection of malaria under operational field conditions: a household survey in Ethiopia

@article{Endeshaw2008EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of light microscopy and rapid diagnostic test for the detection of malaria under operational field conditions: a household survey in Ethiopia},
  author={Tekola Endeshaw and Teshome Gebre and Jeremiah M. Ngondi and Patricia M Graves and Estifanos Biru Shargie and Yeshewamebrat Ejigsemahu and Berhan Ayele and Gedeon Yohannes and Tesfaye Teferi and Ayenew Messele and Mulat Zerihun and Asrat Genet and Aryc W. Mosher and Paul M Emerson and Frank O. Richards},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={118 - 118}
}
In most resource-poor settings, malaria is usually diagnosed based on clinical signs and symptoms and not by detection of parasites in the blood using microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDT). In population-based malaria surveys, accurate diagnosis is important: microscopy provides the gold standard, whilst RDTs allow immediate findings and treatment. The concordance between RDTs and microscopy in low or unstable transmission areas has not been evaluated. This study aimed to estimate the… CONTINUE READING
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