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HAT test to detect sleeping sickness – Market authorization in DRC !

Sensitivity and specificity of HAT Sero-K-SeT, a rapid diagnostic test for serodiagnosis of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: a case-control study

Summary

Background

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a life-threatening infection affecting rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Large-scale population screening by antibody detection with the Card Agglutination Test for Trypanosomiasis (CATT)/Trypanosoma brucei (T b) gambiense helped reduce the number of reported cases of gambiense HAT to fewer than 10 000 in 2011.

Because low case numbers lead to decreased cost-effectiveness of such active screening, we aimed to assess diagnostic accuracy of a rapid serodiagnostic test (HAT Sero-K-SeT) applicable in primary health-care centres.

Authors:

Dr Philippe Büscher PhD, Pascal Mertens PhD, Thierry Leclipteux PhD, Quentin Gilleman MSc, Diane Jacquet, Dieudonné Mumba-Ngoyi PhD, Patient Pati Pyana Vet Dr, Marleen Boelaert PhD, Veerle Lejon PhD

 

 

The whole paper is available on the following page: Human-African-Trypanosomiasis/Sciences

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