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Evaluation of diagnostic methods for the detection of intestinal schistosomiasis in endemic areas with low parasite loads

February 22, 2018

Evaluation of diagnostic methods for the detection of intestinal schistosomiasis in endemic areas with low parasite loads

Stefan Michael Geiger and colleagues tested extensive and supplementary parasitological exams to the Kato-Katz method, such as saline gradient and Helmintex, in an effort to improve diagnosis of S. mansoni infections in individuals with low parasite loads in endemic areas.

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02/22/2018

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Lassa fever–induced sensorineural hearing loss

In this review, Slobodan Paessler and colleagues summarize clinical findings of hearing loss in Lassa fever patients and highlight the association between Lassa virus infection and sudden-onset sensorineural hearing loss. Read the Abstract.

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Lassa fever–induced sensorineural hearing loss

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