Screening for schistosomiasis, filariasis, and strongyloidiasis among expatriates returning from the tropics.

@article{Libman1993ScreeningFS,
  title={Screening for schistosomiasis, filariasis, and strongyloidiasis among expatriates returning from the tropics.},
  author={Michael D. Libman and Jeffrey Maclean and Theresa W Gyorkos},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          353-9
        }
}
The clinical utility of eosinophil determinations, stool examinations, and serological studies for detection of parasitic infection was examined in an asymptomatic expatriate population by retrospective chart review. The screened population consisted of 1,605 patients attending a tropical medicine clinic. The sensitivity of eosinophil counts as a screening test for infection with filaria, schistosomes, or Strongyloides stercoralis was 38%, and its positive predictive value was 9%. A cost… CONTINUE READING
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