Evaluation of the KAT-Quick Malaria Rapid Test for rapid diagnosis of falciparum malaria in Thailand.

@article{Buchachart2004EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the KAT-Quick Malaria Rapid Test for rapid diagnosis of falciparum malaria in Thailand.},
  author={Kasinee Buchachart and Srivicha Krudsood and Mathieu Nacher and Duangrudee Chindanond and Piyathida Rungmatcha and Shigeyuki Kano and Sornchai Looareesuwan},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={35-7}
}
In recent years, several rapid diagnostic tests for falciparum malaria have been developed. KAT test results were compared with microscopy on 90 consecutive patients hospitalized at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Bangkok, Thailand. Fifty-one patients had P. falciparum infections while 49 had malaria due to other plasmodium species. For a geometric mean +/-SD (Min;Max;range) parasitemia of 11,481 +/- 5.0 (88;713,838;713,750), the sensitivity of the KAT test was 96% (95% CI = 86-99.5), the… CONTINUE READING

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