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Abstract

Abstract.

Amebiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. A reliable point-of-care test would help to improve diagnosis and early treatment. We evaluated a novel rapid fecal antigen detection test for (; TechLab, Inc., Blacksburg, VA), in a cohort of children in Bangladesh where amebiasis is endemic. This point-of-care test had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 100% when compared with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay antigen detection.

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  • Received : 24 Oct 2011
  • Accepted : 04 Mar 2012
  • Published online : 01 Jun 2012
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