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Comparing Diagnostic Accuracy of Kato-Katz, Koga Agar Plate, Ether-Concentration, and FLOTAC for Schistosoma mansoni and Soil-Transmitted Helminths

  • Dominik Glinz,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Kigbafori D. Silué,

    Affiliations: Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Stefanie Knopp,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Laurent K. Lohourignon,

    Affiliation: Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Kouassi P. Yao,

    Affiliation: Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Peter Steinmann,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Laura Rinaldi,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Regional Center for Monitoring Parasites (CREMOPAR), Naples, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Cringoli,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Regional Center for Monitoring Parasites (CREMOPAR), Naples, Italy

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  • Eliézer K. N'Goran,

    Affiliations: Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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  • Jürg Utzinger mail

    juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000754

About the Authors

Dominik Glinz, Stefanie Knopp, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Dominik Glinz, Stefanie Knopp, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Kigbafori D. Silué, Laurent K. Lohourignon, Kouassi P. Yao, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Kigbafori D. Silué, Eliézer K. N'Goran
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Peter Steinmann
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli
Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Regional Center for Monitoring Parasites (CREMOPAR), Naples, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

G. Cringoli is the inventor of the FLOTAC apparatus. None of the other co-authors has any conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DG KDS SK PS GC EKN JU. Performed the experiments: DG KDS LKL EKN. Analyzed the data: DG KPY LR GC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GC EKN JU. Wrote the paper: DG SK PS LR GC JU.