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Accuracy of commercially available c-reactive protein rapid tests in the context of undifferentiated fevers in rural Laos.

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Background

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) has been shown to be an accurate biomarker for discriminating bacterial from viral infections in febrile patients in Southeast Asia. Here we investigate the accuracy of existing rapid qualitative and semi-quantitative tests as compared with a quantitative reference test to assess their potential for use in remote tropical settings.

Methods

Blood samples were obtained from consecutive patients recruited to a prospective fever stud...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12879-016-1360-2

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
61
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2334
Source identifiers:
601477
Language:
English
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uuid:10f603e9-d24d-489f-a9db-f4e0bbd38956
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pubs:601477
Deposit date:
2016-02-12

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