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[Screening for urinary schistosoma by strips reactive to hematuria. Evaluation in zones of intermediate and weak endemicity in the Ivory Coast].

Authors
  • N'Goran, K E1
  • Yapi Yapi, Y
  • Rey, J L
  • Soro, B
  • Coulibaly, A
  • Bellec, C
  • 1 Médecins de l'Institut National de Santé Publique (INSP), Abidjan Côte-d'Ivoire.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
82
Issue
2
Pages
236–242
Identifiers
PMID: 2545370
Source
Medline
Language
French
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sticks Hemastix, reactive to haematuria have been tested into a focus ivory coast located in a humid savanna area. Into this focus the prevalence rate of urinary schistosomiasis (Schistosoma haematobium) was 27% taken as a whole and 40% for 5 to 19 years old persons. This study has shown that reactive sticks have a good sensitivity and an acceptable specificity compared with filtration. More, a good correlation between intensity of eggs count and the haematuria is observed.

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