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Research Article

A CATT Negative Result after Treatment for Human African Trypanosomiasis Is No Indication for Cure

  • Veerle Lejon mail,

    vlejon@itg.be

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Philippe Büscher

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: January 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000590

About the Authors

Veerle Lejon, Philippe Büscher
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Marleen Boelaert
Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: vlejon@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VL PB. Analyzed the data: VL MB PB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMN. Wrote the paper: VL. Revised the paper: DMN MB PB.