Programmes aiming to control or eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are being scaled up in many parts of the world. As part of this ongoing effort, many countries still need to complete mapping of their NTD endemic areas. This study explores the accuracy of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) urine dipstick tests for the rapid diagnosis of human schistosome infection in the context of rapid mapping surveys in Southern Sudan. The authors report that the poor CCA accuracy of urinary schistosomiasis means that this test is currently not suitable for rapid mapping of schistomiasis in areas where both S. mansoni and S. haematobium may be endemic.
Citation: R. A. Ashton et al. CCAs for rapid schistosomiasis mapping in Southern Sudan, Tropical Medicine and International Health, volume 16 no 9 pp 1099–1103 September 2011
Country: South SudanKeywords: Diagnosis | Circulating cathodic antigen (CCA)
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