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Research Article

Evaluation of Circulating Cathodic Antigen (CCA) Urine-Tests for Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Cameroon

  • Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté mail,

    tchuemtchuente@schisto.com

    Affiliations: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Laboratory of Parasitology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Césaire Joris Kueté Fouodo,

    Affiliations: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Université de Yaoundé, IRD UMI 209 UMMISCO, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Romuald Isaka Kamwa Ngassam,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Laurentine Sumo,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Calvine Dongmo Noumedem,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Christian Mérimé Kenfack,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Nestor Feussom Gipwe,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Esther Dankoni Nana,

    Affiliation: Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • J. Russell Stothard,

    Affiliation: Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • David Rollinson

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001758

About the Authors

Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Césaire Joris Kueté Fouodo, Romuald Isaka Kamwa Ngassam, Laurentine Sumo, Calvine Dongmo Noumedem, Christian Mérimé Kenfack, Nestor Feussom Gipwe, Esther Dankoni Nana
Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Laboratory of Parasitology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Césaire Joris Kueté Fouodo
Université de Yaoundé, IRD UMI 209 UMMISCO, Yaoundé, Cameroon
J. Russell Stothard
Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
David Rollinson
Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: tchuemtchuente@schisto.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LATT JRS DR. Performed the experiments: LATT CJKF RIKN LS CDN CMK NFG EDN. Analyzed the data: LATT CJKF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LATT. Wrote the paper: LATT.