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Application of a Multiplex Quantitative PCR to Assess Prevalence and Intensity Of Intestinal Parasite Infections in a Controlled Clinical Trial

Llewellyn, Stacey; Inpankaew, Tawin; Nery, Susana Vaz; Gray, Darren J; Verweij, Jaco J; Clements, Archie; Gomes, Santina J; Traub, Rebecca; McCarthy, James S


BACKGROUND Accurate quantitative assessment of infection with soil transmitted helminths and protozoa is key to the interpretation of epidemiologic studies of these parasites, as well as for monitoring large scale treatment efficacy and effectiveness studies. As morbidity and transmission of helminth infections are directly related to both the prevalence and intensity of infection, there is particular need for improved techniques for assessment of infection intensity for both purposes. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-01-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004380
Access Rights: Open Access


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