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Titolo:
Use of the Parasight (R)-F diagnostic test for imported malaria in a travel clinic
Autore:
Bouchaud, O; Houze, S; Longuet, C; Di Piazza, JP; Ruggieri, C; Secardin, Y; Coulaud, JP; Le Bras, J;
Indirizzi:
Hop Bichat Claude Bernard, Serv Malad Infect & Trop, Dept Infect & Trop Med, F-75877 Paris 18, France Hop Bichat Claude Bernard Paris France 18 Med, F-75877 Paris 18, France Hop Bichat Claude Bernard, Dept Parasitol, F-75877 Paris, France Hop Bichat Claude Bernard Paris France F-75877 ol, F-75877 Paris, France
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 63, anno: 2000,
pagine: 76 - 79
SICI:
0002-9637(200007/08)63:1-2<76:UOTP(D>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PLASMODIUM-FALCIPARUM MALARIA; ANTIGEN-CAPTURE ASSAY; PREVENTION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bouchaud, O Hop Bichat Claude Bernard, Serv Malad Infect & Trop, Dept Infect & Trop Med, 46 Rue Henri Huchard, F-75877 Paris 18, France Hop Bichat Claude Bernard 46 Rue Henri Huchard Paris France 18
Citazione:
O. Bouchaud et al., "Use of the Parasight (R)-F diagnostic test for imported malaria in a travel clinic", AM J TROP M, 63(1-2), 2000, pp. 76-79

Abstract

The Parasight (R) -F test based on the detection of a soluble antigen specific for Plasmodium falciparum is designed for the immediate diagnosis of malaria infection. We evaluated its use by clinicians during consultations. This prospective study of its diagnostic utility in febrile patients consulting a travel clinic on their return from areas endemic for malaria was conducted between May 1996 and May 1997. The Parasight (R) -F test was performed by the clinician with confirmation by means of standard microscopic examination of venous blood. One-hundred and forty patients were enrolled. Forty-three (31%) cases of malaria were identified by microscopic examination. Thirty-eight were due to P. falciparum. The Parasight (R) -F tests yielded 6 false-positive and 3 false-negative results compared to the microscopic findings. The specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis of P. falciparummalaria were 94% and 92%. These results show that the Parasight (R) -F test alone cannot replace microscopic diagnosis of malaria in travel clinics.

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