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A prospective hospital study to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for the early detection of leptospirosis in Laos

Abstract:

Leptospirosis is a globally important cause of acute febrile illness, and a common cause of non-malarial fever in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Simple rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are needed to enable health-care workers, particularly in low resource settings, to diagnose leptospirosis early and give timely targeted treatment. This study compared four commercially available RDTs to detect human IgM against Leptospira spp. in a head-to-head prospective evaluation in Mahosot Hospital, Lao P...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.4269/ajtmh.17-0702

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Dittrich, S More by this author
Boudthasavong, L More by this author
Keokhamhoung, D More by this author
Phuklia, W More by this author
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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
98
Issue:
4
Pages:
1056-1060
Publication date:
2018-02-26
Acceptance date:
2017-12-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Pubs id:
pubs:828700
URN:
uri:60b86254-e10d-4bb7-aa93-858450f0a15b
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uuid:60b86254-e10d-4bb7-aa93-858450f0a15b
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pubs:828700
Language:
English

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