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Research Article

Leishmaniasis Direct Agglutination Test: Using Pictorials as Training Materials to Reduce Inter-Reader Variability and Improve Accuracy

  • Emily R. Adams mail,

    e.adams@kit.nl

    Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Diane Jacquet,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Gerard Schoone,

    Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Kamlesh Gidwani,

    Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Marleen Boelaert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jane Cunningham

    Affiliation: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001946

About the Authors

Emily R. Adams, Gerard Schoone
Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Diane Jacquet, Marleen Boelaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium
Kamlesh Gidwani
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Jane Cunningham
UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Geneva, Switzerland

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: EA DJ MB JC. Performed the experiments: DJ GS. Analyzed the data: EA DJ GS KG MB JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DJ GS. Wrote the paper: EA DJ GS KG MB JC. Performed refresher training: EA GS KG.