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Research Article

Diagnostic Accuracy of Molecular Amplification Tests for Human African Trypanosomiasis—Systematic Review

  • Claire M. Mugasa equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams

    Affiliations: Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Emily R. Adams equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams

    e.adams@kit.nl

    Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Kimberly R. Boer,

    Affiliations: Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Heleen C. Dyserinck,

    Affiliation: Academic Medical Centre Library, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Philippe Büscher,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Henk D. H. F. Schallig,

    Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Mariska M. G. Leeflang

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001438

About the Authors

Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams, Kimberly R. Boer, Henk D. H. F. Schallig
Royal Tropical Institute, KIT Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Claire M. Mugasa
Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Kimberly R. Boer
Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Heleen C. Dyserinck
Academic Medical Centre Library, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Philippe Büscher
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Mariska M. G. Leeflang
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: e.adams@kit.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ERA KRB HDHFS MMGL. Analyzed the data: KRB MMGL. Wrote the paper: CMM ERA KRB HCD PB HDHFS MMGL. Designed and performed search and selection: HCD ERA CMM. Performed data extraction: CMM ERA KRB MMGL.