The utility of diagnostic tests for enteric fever in endemic locations

  title={The utility of diagnostic tests for enteric fever in endemic locations},
  author={Christopher Mark Parry and Lalith P. M. Wijedoru and Amit Arjyal and Stephen Baker},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  pages={711 - 725}
Enteric fever, an infection caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and serovar Paratyphi A, is common and endemic in many areas of the Asian and African continents. In endemic areas, diagnostic tests are needed to diagnose acute cases for clinical management, to detect convalescent and chronic fecal carriage and for contact tracing. A suitable test may also allow an assessment of disease burden in a community to determine the need for vaccination programs. Each specific role may warrant a… 

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