Accuracy of five algorithms to diagnose gambiense human African trypanosomiasis.
AffiliationLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. Francesco.email@example.com
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JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
AbstractAlgorithms to diagnose gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, sleeping sickness) are often complex due to the unsatisfactory sensitivity and/or specificity of available tests, and typically include a screening (serological), confirmation (parasitological) and staging component. There is insufficient evidence on the relative accuracy of these algorithms. This paper presents estimates of the accuracy of five algorithms used by past Médecins Sans Frontières programmes in the Republic of Congo, Southern Sudan and Uganda.