Paracheck-Pf® accuracy and recently treated Plasmodium falciparum infections: is there a risk of over-diagnosis?

@article{Swarthout2007ParacheckPfAA,
  title={Paracheck-Pf® accuracy and recently treated Plasmodium falciparum infections: is there a risk of over-diagnosis?},
  author={Todd D. Swarthout and Helen Counihan and Raphael Kabangwa K Senga and Ingrid V F van den Broek},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={58 - 58}
}
An assessment of the accuracy of Paracheck Pf®, a malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) detecting histidine rich protein 2 was undertaken amongst children aged 6–59 months in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This RDT assessment occurred in conjunction with an ACT efficacy trial. Febrile children were simultaneously screened with both RDT and high quality microscopy and those meeting inclusion criteria were followed for 35 days. 358 febrile children were screened with 180 children recruited… CONTINUE READING
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