Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Plasmodium vivax and Nonfalciparum Malaria in Endemic Areas

Yemisi Takwoingi, Katharine Abba, Paul Garner, Yemisi Takwoingi

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Abstract

CLINICAL QUESTION: How sensitive and specific are rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for diagnosing Plasmodium vivax and nonfalciparum malaria in endemic areas?

BOTTOM LINE: Vivax-specific RDTs were highly sensitive and specific when compared with microscopy (the gold standard) for detecting P vivax malaria. RDTs that can only distinguish Plasmodium falciparum from nonfalciparum malaria were less sensitive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-6
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume314
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Antigens, Protozoan
  • Humans
  • Malaria
  • Malaria, Vivax
  • Plasmodium
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic

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