Predictive Models for the Diagnostic of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil

@inproceedings{Assis2012PredictiveMF,
  title={Predictive Models for the Diagnostic of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil},
  author={T{\'a}lia Santana Machado de Assis and Ana L{\'u}cia Teles Rabello and Guilherme Loureiro Werneck},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In Brazil, as in many other affected countries, a large proportion of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) occurs in remote locations and treatment is often performed on basis of clinical suspicion. This study aimed at developing predictive models to help with the clinical management of VL in patients with suggestive clinical of disease. METHODS Cases of VL (n = 213) had the diagnosis confirmed by parasitological method, non-cases (n = 119) presented suggestive clinical… CONTINUE READING

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