Prevalence and density-related concordance of three diagnostic tests for malaria in a region of Tanzania with hypoendemic malaria.

@article{Schachterle2011PrevalenceAD,
  title={Prevalence and density-related concordance of three diagnostic tests for malaria in a region of Tanzania with hypoendemic malaria.},
  author={Stephen E. Schachterle and George A. Mtove and Joshua P. Levens and Emily G Clemens and Lirong Shi and Amirita Raj and Beatrice Munoz and Megan E. Reller and Sheila K West and John Stephen Dumler and David J. Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={3885-91}
}
Accurate malaria diagnosis has dual roles in identification of symptomatic persons for effective malaria treatment and also enumeration of asymptomatic persons who contribute to the epidemiologic determinants of transmission. Three currently used diagnostic tests, microscopy, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), and real-time PCR, all have different sensitivities and specificities, which are parasite density dependent. Here, we compare their concordance among 451 febrile episodes in a cohort of 2,058… CONTINUE READING
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