Meta-analysis: accuracy of rapid tests for malaria in travelers returning from endemic areas.

@article{Wild2005MetaanalysisAO,
  title={Meta-analysis: accuracy of rapid tests for malaria in travelers returning from endemic areas.},
  author={Ellen M Wild and Daniel Pewsner and Matthias Egger and Reto N{\"u}esch and Heiner C. Bucher and Blaise Genton and Christoph Hatz and Peter J{\"u}ni},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={142 10},
  pages={836-46}
}
Context What is the accuracy of rapid tests for detecting malaria? Contribution This meta-analysis of 21 studies in nonimmune travelers with suspected malaria summarizes the accuracy of various rapid tests compared with expert microscopic examination or polymerase chain reaction tests. Histidine-rich protein-2 (HRP-2) tests had high sensitivities (range, 88% to 99%) and specificities (range, 95% to 100%) for detecting Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Positive 3-band HRP-2 test results detected… CONTINUE READING

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