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Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium infection with a mobile phone-mounted foldscope and a reversed-lens CellScope in Ghana

Ephraim, Richard K. D. and Duah, Evans and Cybulski, James S. and Prakash, Manu and D'Ambrosio, Michael V. and Fletcher, Daniel A. and Keiser, Jennifer and Andrews, Jason R. and Bogoch, Isaac I.. (2015) Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium infection with a mobile phone-mounted foldscope and a reversed-lens CellScope in Ghana. American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, Vol. 92, H. 6. pp. 1253-1256.

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Abstract

We evaluated two novel, portable microscopes and locally acquired, single-ply, paper towels as filter paper for the diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium infection. The mobile phone-mounted Foldscope and reversed-lens CellScope had sensitivities of 55.9% and 67.6%, and specificities of 93.3% and 100.0%, respectively, compared with conventional light microscopy for diagnosing S. haematobium infection. With conventional light microscopy, urine filtration using single-ply paper towels as filter paper showed a sensitivity of 67.6% and specificity of 80.0% compared with centrifugation for the diagnosis of S. haematobium infection. With future improvements to diagnostic sensitivity, newer generation handheld and mobile phone microscopes may be valuable tools for global health applications.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Helminth Drug Development (Keiser)
UniBasel Contributors:Keiser, Jennifer
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Williams and Wilkins
ISSN:0002-9637
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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