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Scrub typhus point-of-care testing: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Diagnosing scrub typhus clinically is difficult, hence laboratory tests play a very important role in diagnosis. As performing sophisticated laboratory tests in resource-limited settings is not feasible, accurate point-of-care testing (POCT) for scrub typhus diagnosis would be invaluable for patient diagnosis and management. Here we summarise the existing evidence on the accuracy of scrub typhus POCTs to inform clinical practitioners in resource-limited settings of their diagnostic value.Stud...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0006330

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0003-2309-1171
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0001-6576-726X
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
3
Pages:
Article: e0006330
Publication date:
2018-03-26
Acceptance date:
2018-02-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pubs id:
pubs:833622
URN:
uri:7d39b935-bd46-4c1d-8238-aa93ac4f5a2d
UUID:
uuid:7d39b935-bd46-4c1d-8238-aa93ac4f5a2d
Local pid:
pubs:833622
Language:
English

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