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Notes on the use of urine-CCA dipsticks for detection of intestinal schistosomiasis in preschool children

A.M.D. Navaratnam, M.J. Mutumba-Nakalembe, J.R. Stothard, N.B. Kabatereine, A. Fenwick and J.C. Sousa-Figueiredo.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2332 words.

Abstract

Urine-dipstick diagnostic tests that detect schistosome circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) have the potential to provide more sensitive and rapid...

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Gelatin particle indirect agglutination and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for diagnosis of strongyloidiasis using Strongyloides venezuelensis antigen

Maria Cecilia Huaman, Yoshiya Sato, Jose Luis Aguilar, Angelica Terashima, Humberto Guerra, Eduardo Gotuzzo and Hiroji Kanbara.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Routine microscopical examination of stool specimens for diagnosis of strongyloidiasis is insensitive and serological methods using Strongyloides stercoralis antigen are at present not...

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Detection of circulating Leishmania chagasi DNA for the non-invasive diagnosis of human infection

J. Disch, F.C. Maciel, M.C. de Oliveira, M. Orsini and A. Rabello.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the detection of Leishmania spp. DNA in peripheral blood was optimized and evaluated for the diagnosis of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in...

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Evaluation of newer diagnostic methods for the detection and differentiation of Entamoeba histolytica in an endemic area

A.K. Sharma, S. Chibbar, G. Bansal, U. Kaur and H. Vohra.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

We evaluated the colorimetric polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method for the detection and differentiation of Entamoeba spp. and compared the efficacy of E. histolytica-specific...

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Plasmodium falciparum: increased proportion of severe resistance (RII and RIII) to chloroquine and high rate of resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in peninsular Malaysia after two decades

S.Lokman Hakim, S.W.A.Sharifah Roohi, Y. Zurkurnai, A.Noor Rain, S.M. Mansor, K. Palmer, V. Navaratnam and J.W. Mak.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

Uncomplicated falciparum malaria patients were randomly assigned to receive either 25 mg/kg chloroquine (CHL) over 3 d or a statim dose of 25 mg/kg...

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Malaria: even more chronic in nature than previously thought; evidence for subpatent parasitaemia detectable by the polymerase chain reaction

Emmanuel Bottius, Antonella Guanzirolli, Jean-François Trape, Christophe Rogier, L. Konate and Pierre Druilhe.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

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In high endemicity areas, malaria is a chronic disease: examination of blood films reveals that up to half of the population, particularly children,...

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Comparison of real-time PCR and Kato smear microscopy for the detection of hookworm infections in three consecutive faecal samples from schoolchildren in Ghana

Suzan P. van Mens, Yvonne Aryeetey, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Lisette van Lieshout, Daniel Boakye and Jaco J. Verweij.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

April 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Immunology. 1211 words.

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The classic technique used to detect hookworm infections in population-based surveys is microscopic examination of Kato thick smears of multiple...

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Bloody diarrhoea of adults in Malawi: clinical features, infectious agents, and antimicrobial sensitivities

C. Pitman, R. Amali, H. Kanyerere, A. Siyasiya, S. Phiri, A. Phiri, I. Chakanika, S. Kampondeni, F.E. Chintolo, E. Kachenje and S.B. Squire.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

In a prospective study, 132 hospital out-patients presenting with bloody diarrhoea (‘cases’) were evaluated in Malawi, Central Africa; 73...

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Does longevity of adult Wuchereria bancrofti increase with decreasing intensity of parasite transmission? Insights from clinical observations

Gerusa Dreyer, David Addiss and Joaquim Norões.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 4691 words.

Summary

To interrupt transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti, a parasite that causes lymphatic filariasis, mass treatment of at-risk populations with...

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Pfcrt haplotypes and in-vivo chloroquine response in Sundergarh district, Orissa, India

Sudhanshu S. Pati, Sarojkanti Mishra, Sanjib Mohanty, Debendra N. Mohapatra, Praveen K. Sahu, Neelam Priyadarshi, S. Kumar, Surya K. Sharma, Prajesh K. Tyagi, Chetan E. Chitnis and Bhabani S. Das.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2760 words.

Summary

The Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (Pfcrt) K76T mutation and haplotype (amino acids 72–76) were analyzed as markers of...

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Multiplex real-time PCR for the detection and quantification of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium infection in stool samples collected in northern Senegal

Robert J. ten Hove, Jaco J. Verweij, Kim Vereecken, Katja Polman, Lamin Dieye and Lisette van Lieshout.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3552 words.

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A multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection and quantification of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium DNA in faecal samples was developed...

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Presence of anti-Lepp12 antibody: a marker for diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of visceral leishmaniasis

Dhiraj Kumar, Gurumurthy Srividya, Sandeep Verma, Ruchi Singh, Narendra Singh Negi, Konstantina Fragaki, Joanna Kubar and Poonam Salotra.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2782 words.

Summary

The diagnostic potential of recombinant Lepp12 (rLepp12) antigen cloned from Leishmania infantum was assessed in L. donovani infections by Western...

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Advantages and limits of real-time PCR assay and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism for the identification of cutaneous Leishmania species in Tunisia

Imène Ben Abda, Frédérique de Monbrison, Nadia Bousslimi, Karim Aoun, Aïda Bouratbine and Stéphane Picot.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3220 words.

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a public health problem in Tunisia, is associated to three species: Leishmania (L.) infantum, L. major and L. killicki.null...

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Multi-centric prospective evaluation of rk39 rapid test and direct agglutination test for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

Tália S.M. de Assis, Alexandre S. da C. Braga, Mariana J. Pedras, Edward Oliveira, Aldina Barral, Isadora C. de Siqueira, Carlos H.N. Costa, Dorcas L. Costa, Thiago A. Holanda, Vítor Y.R. Soares, Mauro Biá, Arlene de J.M. Caldas, Gustavo A.S. Romero and Ana Rabello.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2899 words.

The diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is still a major problem in Brazil and several other countries where the disease is endemic. The use of an easy-to-use and interpret, sensitive,...

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Improved culture-based detection and quantification of Burkholderia pseudomallei from soil

Trinh Thanh Trung, Adrian Hetzer, Eylin Topfstedt, Andre Göhler, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Sharon J. Peacock and Ivo Steinmetz.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3201 words.

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Environmental surveillance of the Gram-negative soil bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, the aetiological agent of melioidosis, is important in...

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Evaluation of a novel chromatographic immunoassay based on Dual-Path Platform technology (DPP® CVL rapid test) for the serodiagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis

Gabriel Grimaldi, Antonio Teva, Adelson L. Ferreira, Claudiney B. dos Santos, Israel de-Souza Pinto, Carolina T. de-Azevedo and Aloísio Falqueto.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3360 words.

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Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) is the major source of human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and is transmitted from dogs to sand flies to humans....

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High frequency of asymptomatic Leishmania spp. infection among HIV-infected patients living in endemic areas for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

Marcela Orsini, João R. Canela, J. Disch, F. Maciel, Dirceu Greco, Antonio Toledo and Ana Rabello.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

May 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3409 words.

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This study aims at estimating the prevalence of Leishmania infection among HIV-infected patients through the use of non-invasive tests. The study...

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Validity, reliability and ease of use in the field of five rapid tests for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Uganda

J.P. Guthmann, A. Ruiz, G. Priotto, James Kiguli, L. Bonte and D. Legros.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 2002; p ublished online June 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

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A study was conducted to measure the overall performance of several rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium falciparum infection, in order to select...

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The use of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for the rapid detection and identification of dengue virus in an endemic region: a validation study

Sérgio Oliveira De Paula, Roberto J. Pires Neto, Joseane A.C. Tocantins Corrêa, Silvia R. Assumpção, Márcia L.S. Costa, Danielle Malta Lima and Benedito Antônio Lopes Fonseca.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 2002; p ublished online June 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

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Dengue is the most important arboviral disease worldwide. Dengue diagnosis is usually made by serology, but serological techniques do not identify...

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Efficacy and side effects of praziquantel against Schistosoma mansoni in a community of western Côte d'Ivoire

Giovanna Raso, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Abale Toty, Anne Luginbühl, Cynthia A. Adjoua, Norbert T. Tian-Bi, Isaac I. Bogoch, Penelope Vounatsou, Marcel Tanner and Jürg Utzinger.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 5245 words.

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Praziquantel is efficacious against the adult stages of all human schistosome parasites, and has become the drug of choice for morbidity control of...

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