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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
THEME ISSUE
Global Poverty and Human Development

Research

Cost-effectiveness of Algorithms for Confirmation Test of Human African Trypanosomiasis

Pascal Lutumba*†, Filip Meheus‡, Jo Robays†, Constantin Miaka*, Victor Kande*, Philippe Büscher†, Bruno Dujardin§, and Marleen Boelaert†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Programmed National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; †Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; ‡Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; §Ecole de Santé Publique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium;

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Figure 1

Decision tree comparing algorithms used to analyze human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). LNP, lymph node puncture; FBE, fresh blood examination; TBF, thick blood film; CTC, capillary tube centrifugation; CATT, card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis; CATT titration, CATT titration at end-titer 8; mAECT, mini-anion-exchange centrifugation technique.

Figure 1. Decision tree comparing algorithms used to analyze human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). LNP, lymph node puncture; FBE, fresh blood examination; TBF, thick blood film; CTC, capillary tube centrifugation; CATT, card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis; CATT titration, CATT titration at end-titer 8; mAECT, mini-anion-exchange centrifugation technique.

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