Immunodiagnosis and its role in schistosomiasis control in China: a review.

@article{Zhu2005ImmunodiagnosisAI,
  title={Immunodiagnosis and its role in schistosomiasis control in China: a review.},
  author={Yin-chang Zhu},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 2-3},
  pages={130-6}
}
Parasitological techniques (stool examination and/or urine filtration) are still the diagnosis of choice in national schistosomiasis control programmes the world over. However, the success of current control efforts, mainly due to the large-scale administration of praziquantel, emphasises the need for a more sensitive approach. In addition, microscopy is labour-intensive and time-consuming, while declining compliance rates after repeated chemotherapy make good coverage for the long-term… CONTINUE READING
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