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Research Article

Diagnostic Accuracy of Loopamp Trypanosoma brucei Detection Kit for Diagnosis of Human African Trypanosomiasis in Clinical Samples

  • Patrick Mitashi,

    Affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Epco Hasker,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Pati Patient Pyana,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Veerle Lejon,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Wim Van der Veken,

    Affiliation: Belgian Development Agency, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Pascal Lutumba,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Philippe Büscher,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Stijn Deborggraeve mail

    sdeborggraeve@itg.be

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: October 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002504

About the Authors

Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Veerle Lejon, Philippe Büscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pascal Lutumba
Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Patrick Mitashi, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Pascal Lutumba
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wim Van der Veken
Belgian Development Agency, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Corresponding Author

Email: sdeborggraeve@itg.be

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: FIND, the sponsor of the development of the LAMP kit, made useful suggestions on the technical protocol and provided the required kits and reagents for this study. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM EH PL PB MB SD. Performed the experiments: PM SD. Analyzed the data: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM EH MB PB SD DMN PPP VL WVdV PL. Wrote the paper: PM EH PB VL MB SD.