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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1078-1080
Bioline Code: oc13180
Full paper language: English
Document type: Note
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1078-1080

 en A rapid diagnostic test for schistosomiasis mansoni
Mello-Silva, Clélia Christina; João, Roberto Carlos; de Carvalho Augusto, Ronaldo & Santos, Claudia Portes

Abstract

This article presents an improvement to the Kato-Katz (KK) method, making it faster and more efficient for the visualisation of fertile eggs in stool samples. This modified KK method uses sodium acetate formalin as a fixative and reveals the intensity of infection in less than 1 h, reducing the diagnostic time without increasing the cost. This modified method may contribute to future epidemiological studies in both hospitals and the field due to its rapid and precise diagnostic, which allow for immediate treatment.

Keywords
modified Kato-Katz method; parasitological technique; schistosomiasis diagnosis

 
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