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Research Article

Evaluation of qPCR-Based Assays for Leprosy Diagnosis Directly in Clinical Specimens

  • Alejandra Nóbrega Martinez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alejandra Nóbrega Martinez, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Hanseníase, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alejandra Nóbrega Martinez, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves

    Affiliations: Laboratório de Hanseníase, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CDTS, Center for Technological Development in Health, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Euzenir Nunes Sarno,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Hanseníase, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Milton Ozório Moraes mail

    mmoraes@fiocruz.br

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Hanseníase, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Published: October 11, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001354

About the Authors

Alejandra Nóbrega Martinez, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Milton Ozório Moraes
Laboratório de Hanseníase, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves
CDTS, Center for Technological Development in Health, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: mmoraes@fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MOM ENS. Performed the experiments: ANM MR-A. Analyzed the data: ANM MR-A MOM. Wrote the paper: ANS MOM MRA.