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Research Article

Comparative Study of rK39 Leishmania Antigen for Serodiagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

  • Zuinara Maia,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Monique Lírio,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Sóstenes Mistro,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Sanjay R. Mehta,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Roberto Badaro mail

    Badaró@ufba.br

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Published: January 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001484

About the Authors

Zuinara Maia, Monique Lírio, Sóstenes Mistro, Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes, Roberto Badaro
Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Sanjay R. Mehta
Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Badaró@ufba.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZM ML SM CMCM RB. Performed the experiments: ZM ML. Analyzed the data: ZM ML SM CMCM SRM RB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZM RB. Wrote the paper: ZM SRM RB.