Prevalence of hydrocele as a rapid diagnostic index for lymphatic filariasis.

  title={Prevalence of hydrocele as a rapid diagnostic index for lymphatic filariasis.},
  author={J O Gyapong and Russell Webber and Joan M. Morris and Steve Bennett},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={92 1},
The real burden of lymphatic filariasis in most endemic areas remains unknown even thought it is a major public health problem in many tropical countries, particularly in sub-saharan African. The nocturnal periodicity of the parasite requires parasitological examinations to be done at night. The aim of this study was to develop and validate rapid epidemiological assessment tools for the community diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis, that may be used in the future to determine the distribution of… CONTINUE READING

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