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Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Plasmodium vivax and Nonfalciparum Malaria in Endemic Areas

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Takwoingi, Yemesi, Abba, Katharine and Garner, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0607-6941 (2015) 'Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Plasmodium vivax and Nonfalciparum Malaria in Endemic Areas'. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Vol 314, Issue 10, pp. 1065-1066.

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Abstract

Clinical Question

How sensitive and specific are rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for diagnosing Plasmodium vivax and nonfalciparum malaria in endemic areas?

Bottom Line

Vivax-specific RDTs were highly sensitive and specific when compared with microscopy (the gold standard) for detecting P vivax malaria. RDTs that can only distinguish Plasmodium falciparum from nonfalciparum malaria were less sensitive.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 135 Plasmodia
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 243 Diagnositic services
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.6719
Depositing User: Christianne Esparza
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 08:31
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:58
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5314

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