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Title: Evaluation of rK39 strip test for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in infants
Authors: Al Borzi, A.
Rasouli, M.
Nademi, Z.
Kadivar, M.R.
Pourabbas, B.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: This study estimated the sensitivity and specificity of the rK39 strip test compared with the immunofluorescent antibody test and microscopy of bone marrow aspirate smears [the gold standard] in 47 children with suspected visceral leishmaniasis. A control group of children with other diagnoses [tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, malaria or cutaneous leishmaniasis] were also tested to check false positive results. The sensitivity and specificity of the strip test were 82.4% and 100% and that of immunofluorescent antibody were 100% and 92.7%. The rK39 strip test is reliable where there is no access to laboratory facilities
Description: 294-299
Keywords: Immunologic Tests
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reagent Strips
Leishmaniasis, Visceral
Subject: Leishmaniasis, Visceral
ISSN: 1020-3397
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