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The reliability of diagnostic techniques in the diagnosis and management of malaria in the absence of a gold standard.

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The accuracy of techniques for the diagnosis of malaria are usually compared with optical microscopy, which is considered to be a gold standard. However, microscopy is prone to error and therefore makes it difficult to assess the reliability of other diagnostic techniques. We did a systematic review to assess the specificity and sensitivity of diagnostic techniques in different settings, using a statistical method that avoided defining a gold standard. Performance varied depending on species ...

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Journal:
Lancet. Infectious diseases More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
9
Pages:
582-588
Publication date:
2006-09-01
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Language:
English
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pubs:185642
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uuid:6ec93895-9e5c-4e9b-8608-3b9d783627ae
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pubs:185642
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185642
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2012-12-19

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