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Research Article

Low Sensitivity of the Formol-Ethyl Acetate Sedimentation Concentration Technique in Low-Intensity Schistosoma japonicum Infections

  • Tore Lier mail,

    tore.lier@unn.no

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Gunnar S. Simonsen,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

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  • Tianping Wang,

    Affiliation: Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

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  • Dabing Lu,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Hanne H. Haukland,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Birgitte J. Vennervald,

    Affiliation: DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Maria V. Johansen

    Affiliation: DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: February 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000386

About the Authors

Tore Lier, Gunnar S. Simonsen, Hanne H. Haukland
Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Tore Lier, Gunnar S. Simonsen
Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Gunnar S. Simonsen
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Tianping Wang
Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China
Dabing Lu
Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Birgitte J. Vennervald, Maria V. Johansen
DBL- Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: tore.lier@unn.no

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL GSS TW DL HHH MVJ. Performed the experiments: TL DL. Analyzed the data: TL GSS TW BJV MVJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TL TW. Wrote the paper: TL. Substantially revised the paper: GSS HHH BJV MVJ.