Sensitivity and specificity of the FLA-ABS test for leprosy in Mexican populations.

@article{Amzcua1987SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of the FLA-ABS test for leprosy in Mexican populations.},
  author={M E Am{\'e}zcua and Alejandro Escobar-Guti{\'e}rrez and E May{\'e}n and Jos{\'e} Esteban Vaquero C{\'a}zares},
  journal={International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association},
  year={1987},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          286-92
        }
}
The epidemiological surveillance for leprosy must include several clinical and laboratory procedures. The FLA-ABS test of Abe could be a useful tool for this purpose because it allows the demonstration of an effective contact with Mycobacterium leprae. In order to establish the specificity, sensitivity, and predictability of the FLA-ABS test under Mexican conditions, we studied sera collected from six groups of individuals: 60 healthy donors from a nonendemic area, 57 cases hospitalized for… CONTINUE READING