Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 15th, 2005
According to published research from Spain, "The usefulness of antigen detection in urine as an alternative tool for diagnosis of leishmaniasis and posttreatment follow-up in patients with Leishmania-HIV coinfection was evaluated with a latex agglutination test (KAtex; Kalon Biological, UK).
"Forty-nine HIV-infected patients with visceral leishmaniasis were included in the study. Antigen detection in urine (ADU) was positive in 42 of 49 (sensitivity, 85.7%) samples obtained during a primary episode."
"After treatment," said C. Riera and coworkers,...
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