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Understanding the relationship between egg- and antigen-based diagnostics of Schistosoma mansoni infection pre- and post-treatment in Uganda

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Background Schistosomiasis is a major socio-economic and public health problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. After large mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, prevalence of infection rapidly returns to pre-treatment levels. The traditional egg-based diagnostic for schistosome infections, Kato-Katz, is being substituted in many settings by circulating antigen recognition-based diagnostics, usually the point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen test (CCA). The rela... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13071-017-2580-z

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Touloupou, P More by this author
Adriko, EM More by this author
Tukahebwa, EM More by this author
Lamberton, PH More by this author
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Parasites & Vectors Journal website
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11
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Article: 21
Publication date:
2018-01-08
Acceptance date:
2017-12-06
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1756-3305
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pubs:817189
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uri:ccf167f9-3ece-4168-85c7-8d8596ef9573
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uuid:ccf167f9-3ece-4168-85c7-8d8596ef9573
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