Multicentre study, in patients with imported malaria, on the sensitivity and specificity of a dipstick test (ICT Malaria P.f./P.v.) compared with expert microscopy.

@article{Gatti2002MulticentreSI,
  title={Multicentre study, in patients with imported malaria, on the sensitivity and specificity of a dipstick test (ICT Malaria P.f./P.v.) compared with expert microscopy.},
  author={Simonetta Gatti and A. M. Bernuzzi and Zeno Bisoffi and Annibale Raglio and Maurizio Gulletta and Massimo Scaglia},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={15-8}
}
A prospective, multicentre study was carried out in Italy to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a rapid dipstick test (ICT Malaria P.f./P.v.) in the diagnosis of imported malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and other Plasmodium spp. The test is based on the detection of histidine-rich protein-2 (HRP-2) from P. falciparum and 'panmalarial' antigen in peripheral blood. The 241 subjects were international travellers or immigrants from areas where malaria is endemic. When compared with… CONTINUE READING

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