1921
Volume 32, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

A simplified enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was evaluated as a diagnostic test for visceral leishmaniasis in the field on 222 individuals with splenomegaly and 110 controls. The test was shown to have a sensitivity of 98.4% and specificity of 100% when compared with parasite identification by splenic aspiration. The data indicate that the ELISA is an accurate, safe, and economical alternative to splenic aspiration for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis.

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1983-09-01
2017-11-19
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  • Accepted : 28 Jan 1983

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