Title: Diagnosis of Female Genital Schistosomiasis by Colposcopy: Feasibility and Options under Conditions of Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Grothuesmann, Dirk
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2010-04-23 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Grothuesmann_Abstract_2010.pdf
In Schistosoma haematobium-endemic areas of SSA 33% - 75% of women present a female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) co-manifestation. Diagnosis of FGS in resource-poor settings is a remaining problem. Diagnostic tests based on biopsies are not feasible at the primary health care level, and other direct or indirect diagnostic tests are not valid or not applicable in low resource settings. Recently colposcopic findings [sandy patch (SP), grainy sandy patch (GSP)] were used as diagnostic test to gain prevalence data on FGS and to investigate possible associations between FGS and HIV. To date there is almost no data regarding the test quality of colposcopy to diagnose FGS.
This study is to assess the diagnostic test quality of photo-colposcopic/colposcopic findings for FGS in SSA.
Classification: 2010 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-05 03:13:40 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-07-05 03:15:21 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-05 03:15:45 (W3C-DTF)

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