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Algorithm in the diagnosis of febrile illness using pathogen-specific rapid diagnostic tests

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BACKGROUND: In the absence of proper guidelines and algorithms, available rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for common acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses (AUFI) are often used inappropriately.

METHODS: Using prevalence data of five common febrile illnesses from India and Cambodia, and performance characteristics (sensitivity and specificity) of relevant pathogen-specific RDTs, we used a mathematical model to predict the probability of correct ide...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/cid/ciz665

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6523-185X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
External
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2971-9110
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
70
Issue:
11
Pages:
2262–2269
Publication date:
2019-07-17
Acceptance date:
2019-07-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pmid:
31313805
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:1033845
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uuid:6ae6aa68-804d-4c16-a04a-258b3cbd5554
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pubs:1033845
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1033845
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2019-09-09

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