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High sensitivity and specificity of the Pastorex latex agglutination test for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A during a clinical trial in Niger.

Abstract:

There is a great need for a rapid diagnostic test to guide vaccine choice during outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis in resource-poor countries. During a randomised clinical trial conducted during an epidemic of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A in Niger in 2003, the sensitivity and specificity of the Pastorex latex agglutination test for this serogroup under optimal field conditions were assessed, using culture and/or PCR as the gold standard. Results from 484 samples showed a sensitivity...

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Guillerm, M More by this author
Sidikou, F More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
100
Issue:
10
Pages:
964-969
Publication date:
2006-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:fe80cd78-0bf9-4d99-a241-fcce4f064ed7
Source identifiers:
67980
Local pid:
pubs:67980

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