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Circulating antigen tests and urine reagent strips for diagnosis of active schistosomiasis in endemic areas

dc.contributor.authorOchodo, Eleanor Atienoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGopalakrishna, Gowrien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSpek, Beaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorReitsma, Johannes B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVan Lieshout, Lisetteen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPolman, Katjaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLamberton, Poppyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBossuyt, Patrick M. M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLeeflang, Mariska M. G.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T12:00:40Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T12:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-11
dc.identifier.citationOchodo, E. A. et al. 2015. Circulating antigen tests and urine reagent strips for diagnosis of active schistosomiasis in endemic areas. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3: Art. No.: CD009579, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009579.pub2.
dc.identifier.issn1469-493X (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1002/14651858.CD009579.pub2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104294
dc.descriptionCITATION: Ochodo, E. A. et al. 2015. Circulating antigen tests and urine reagent strips for diagnosis of active schistosomiasis in endemic areas. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3: Art. No.: CD009579, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009579.pub2.
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dc.description.abstractBackground : Point-of-care (POC) tests for diagnosing schistosomiasis include tests based on circulating antigen detection and urine reagent strip tests. If they had sufficient diagnostic accuracy they could replace conventional microscopy as they provide a quicker answer and are easier to use. Objectives : To summarise the diagnostic accuracy of: a) urine reagent strip tests in detecting active Schistosoma haematobium infection, with microscopy as the reference standard; and b) circulating antigen tests for detecting active Schistosoma infection in geographical regions endemic for Schistosoma mansoni or S. haematobium or both, with microscopy as the reference standard. Search methods : We searched the electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS,MEDION, and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) without language restriction up to 30 June 2014. Selection criteria : We included studies that used microscopy as the reference standard: for S. haematobium, microscopy of urine prepared by filtration, centrifugation, or sedimentation methods; and for S. mansoni, microscopy of stool by Kato-Katz thick smear. We included studies on participants residing in endemic areas only.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009579.pub2/full
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherCochrane
dc.subjectSchistosomiasisen_ZA
dc.subjectAntigensen_ZA
dc.titleCirculating antigen tests and urine reagent strips for diagnosis of active schistosomiasis in endemic areasen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderCochrane


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