Sensitivity and Specificity of a New Vertical Flow Rapid Diagnostic Test for the Serodiagnosis of Human Leptospirosis

@inproceedings{Goarant2013SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and Specificity of a New Vertical Flow Rapid Diagnostic Test for the Serodiagnosis of Human Leptospirosis},
  author={Cyrille Goarant and Pascale Amouriaux Bourhy and Eric d'Ortenzio and Sylvie Dartevelle and Carine Mauron and Marie-Estelle Soup{\'e}-Gilbert and Lilian Bruy{\`e}re-Ostells and A C Gourinat and Mathieu Picardeau and Faridabano Nato and Suzanne Chanteau},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Background : Leptospirosis is a growing public health concern in many tropical and subtropical countries. However, its diagnosis is difficult because of non-specific symptoms and concurrent other endemic febrile diseases. In many regions, the laboratory diagnosis is not available due to a lack of preparedness and simple diagnostic assay or difficult access to reference laboratories. Yet, an early antibiotic treatment is decisive to the outcome. The need for Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for… CONTINUE READING

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