In Vivo Imaging of Schistosomes to Assess Disease Burden Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

@inproceedings{Salem2010InVI,
  title={In Vivo Imaging of Schistosomes to Assess Disease Burden Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET)},
  author={Nicolas Salem and Jason D. Balkman and Jing Wang and David L. Wilson and Zhenghong Lee and Christopher L King and James P. Basilion},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Schistosomes are chronic intravascular helminth parasites of humans causing a heavy burden of disease worldwide. Diagnosis of schistosomiasis currently requires the detection of schistosome eggs in the feces and urine of infected individuals. This method unreliably measures disease burden due to poor sensitivity and wide variances in egg shedding. In vivo imaging of schistosome parasites could potentially better assess disease burden, improve management of schistosomiasis, facilitate… CONTINUE READING
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