Rapid diagnostic tests versus clinical diagnosis for managing people with fever in malaria endemic settings

@inproceedings{Odaga2014RapidDT,
  title={Rapid diagnostic tests versus clinical diagnosis for managing people with fever in malaria endemic settings},
  author={John Odaga and David Sinclair and Joseph A Lokong and Sarah Donegan and Heidi Hopkins and Paul Garner},
  booktitle={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND In 2010, the World Health Organization recommended that all patients with suspected malaria are tested for malaria before treatment. In rural African settings light microscopy is often unavailable. Diagnosis has relied on detecting fever, and most people were given antimalarial drugs presumptively. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) provide a point-of-care test that may improve management, particularly of people for whom the RDT excludes the diagnosis of malaria. OBJECTIVES To evaluate… CONTINUE READING
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