Title: Accuracy of PfHRP2 versus Pf-pLDH antigen detection by malaria rapid diagnostic tests in hospitalized children in a seasonal hyperendemic malaria transmission area in Burkina Faso
Authors: Maltha, Jessica ×
Guiraud, Issa
Lompo, Palpouguini
Kaboré, Bérenger
Gillet, Philippe
Van Geet, Chris
Tinto, Halidou
Jacobs, Jan #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: Malaria Journal vol:13 issue:1 pages:20
Article number: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-20
Abstract: In most sub-Saharan African countries malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are now used for the diagnosis of malaria. Most RDTs used detect Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (PfHRP2), though P. falciparum-specific parasite lactate dehydrogenase (Pf-pLDH)-detecting RDTs may have advantages over PfHRP2-detecting RDTs. Only few data are available on the use of RDTs in severe illness and the present study compared Pf-pLDH to PfHRP2-detection.
ISSN: 1475-2875
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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