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Title: Microhaematuria as a diagnostic marker of Schistosoma haematobium in an outpatient clinical setting: results from a cross-sectional study in rural Ghana
Authors: Ephraim, Richard KD
Abongo, Christian K
Sakyi, Samuel Asamoah
Brenyah, Ruth C
Diabor, Emmanuel
Bogoch, Isaac I
Keywords: Schistosomiasis
diagnosis
microhaematuria
reagent strip
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: Tropical Doctor
Citation: Tropical Doctor, 45(3)
Abstract: The utility of microhaematuria (as measured by urine reagent strips) as a surrogate marker for Schistosoma haematobium infection is not established in patients with urogenital symptoms presenting to clinical settings, although previous studies have demonstrated its utility in screening asymptomatic individuals in large community or school-based settings. In this cross-sectional study of 201 patients, multivariate analysis demonstrated microhaematuria as an independent predictor of S. haematobium infection (OR, 4.29; 95% CI, 1.6–11.9) in individuals presenting with urogenital symptoms to an outpatient medical department (OPD) at a rural Ghanaian medical center. Microhaematuria is predictive of S. haematobium infections in clinical settings in endemic regions
Description: This article is published by Tropical Doctor and is also available at DOI: 10.1177/0049475515583793
URI: 10.1177/0049475515583793
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