Schistosomiasis is a neglected infection affecting millions of people, mostly living in sub-Saharan Africa. Morbidity and mortality due to chronic infection are relevant, although schistosomiasis is often clinically silent. Different diagnostic tests have been implemented in order to improve screening and diagnosis, that traditionally rely on parasitological tests with low sensitivity. Aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of different tests for the screening of schistosomiasis in African migrants, in a non endemic setting.

Accuracy of parasitological and immunological tests for the screening of human schistosomiasis in immigrants and refugees from African countries: An approach with Latent Class Analysis

Guerriero, Massimo;Angheben, Andrea;Bisoffi, Zeno
2017

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is a neglected infection affecting millions of people, mostly living in sub-Saharan Africa. Morbidity and mortality due to chronic infection are relevant, although schistosomiasis is often clinically silent. Different diagnostic tests have been implemented in order to improve screening and diagnosis, that traditionally rely on parasitological tests with low sensitivity. Aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of different tests for the screening of schistosomiasis in African migrants, in a non endemic setting.
Adult; Africa South of the Sahara; Antigens; Helminth; Child; Emigrants and Immigrants; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Female; Glycoproteins; Helminth Proteins; Humans; Immunochromatography; Male; Refugees; Retrospective Studies; Schistosomiasis; Sensitivity and Specificity; Urinalysis; Young Adult
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