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Research Article

The Diagnostic Accuracy of Serologic and Molecular Methods for Detecting Visceral Leishmaniasis in HIV Infected Patients: Meta-Analysis

  • Gláucia Fernandes Cota mail,

    glauciacota@uol.com.br

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Clinical Research, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Hospital Eduardo de Menezes, Fundação Hospitalar do Estado de Minas Gerais-FHEMIG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Marcos Roberto de Sousa,

    Affiliation: Post-Graduate Program in Adult Health Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Fábio Nogueira Demarqui,

    Affiliation: Statistic Department, Exact Sciences Institute, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Ana Rabello

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Clinical Research, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Published: May 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001665

About the Authors

Gláucia Fernandes Cota, Ana Rabello
Laboratory of Clinical Research, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Gláucia Fernandes Cota
Hospital Eduardo de Menezes, Fundação Hospitalar do Estado de Minas Gerais-FHEMIG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Marcos Roberto de Sousa
Post-Graduate Program in Adult Health Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fábio Nogueira Demarqui
Statistic Department, Exact Sciences Institute, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: glauciacota@uol.com.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GFC MRS AR. Performed the experiments: GFC MRS. Analyzed the data: GFC MRS FND. Wrote the paper: GFC MRS.