[Screening for urinary schistosoma by strips reactive to hematuria. Evaluation in zones of intermediate and weak endemicity in the Ivory Coast].
Médecins de l'Institut National de Santé Publique (INSP), Abidjan Côte-d'Ivoire.
- Published Article
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
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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