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Molecular and serological rapid tests as markers of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs in Costa Rica

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dc.contributor.author Lizundia, R.
dc.contributor.author Picado, A.
dc.contributor.author Cordero, M.
dc.contributor.author Calderon, A.
dc.contributor.author Deborggraeve, S.
dc.contributor.author Montenegro, V. M.
dc.contributor.author Urbina, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-12T08:53:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-12T08:53:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2229-5070
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2229-5070.138539
dc.identifier.other ITG-H2B
dc.identifier.other ITG-B5A
dc.identifier.other MULTI
dc.identifier.other DPH
dc.identifier.other U-ECTB
dc.identifier.other DBM
dc.identifier.other U-PARDIA
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD58
dc.identifier.other NOBIT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/8370
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and dogs are one of the main domestic reservoirs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One molecular (OligoC-TesT, Coris Bioconcept) and one serological (T. cruzi-Detect, Inbios) rapid tests were evaluated as infection markers for T. cruzi in 102 dogs living in eight villages endemic for Chagas in Costa Rica. RESULTS: T. cruzi-Detect performed well as screening tool with 23.3% positive samples. The large number of invalid results (66.7%) observed in samples tested with OligoC-TesT precluded assessing the use of this new method as epidemiological tool to detect T. cruzi infection in dogs. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Zoonoses en_US
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis, American en_US
dc.subject Chagas disease en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma cruzi en_US
dc.subject Vectors en_US
dc.subject Triatominae en_US
dc.subject Dogs en_US
dc.subject Asymptomatic infections en_US
dc.subject Rapid diagnostic tests en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Molecular diagnostic techniques en_US
dc.subject Oligochromatography en_US
dc.subject Serology en_US
dc.subject Markers en_US
dc.subject Costa Rica en_US
dc.subject America, Latin en_US
dc.title Molecular and serological rapid tests as markers of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs in Costa Rica en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Parasitology en_US
dc.citation.volume 4 en_US
dc.citation.pages 111-114 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25250232
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Parasitol en_US


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