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Determinants of the accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests in malaria case management: evidence from low and moderate transmission settings in the East African highlands.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Malaria Journal
1475-2875
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
7
Pages
202–202
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-202
PMID: 18834523
Source
Medline

Abstract

RDTs may be effective when used in low endemicity situations, but high false positive error rates may occur in areas with moderately high transmission. Reports on specificity of RDTs and cost-effectiveness analyses on their use should be interpreted with caution as there may be wide variations in these measurements depending upon endemicity, season and the age group of patients studied.

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