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Research Article

Influence of Rapid Malaria Diagnostic Tests on Treatment and Health Outcome in Fever Patients, Zanzibar—A Crossover Validation Study

  • Mwinyi I. Msellem,

    Affiliations: Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Andreas Mårtensson,

    Affiliations: Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

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  • Guida Rotllant,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Achuyt Bhattarai,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Johan Strömberg,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Elizeus Kahigwa,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Montse Garcia,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Max Petzold,

    Affiliation: Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Peter Olumese,

    Affiliation: Global Malaria Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Abdullah Ali,

    Affiliation: Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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  • Anders Björkman mail

    anders.bjorkman@karolinska.se

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: April 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000070

About the Authors

Mwinyi I. Msellem, Abdullah Ali
Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mwinyi I. Msellem, Andreas Mårtensson, Achuyt Bhattarai, Johan Strömberg, Anders Björkman
Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Andreas Mårtensson
Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Guida Rotllant, Montse Garcia
Médecins Sans Frontières, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Elizeus Kahigwa
World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Max Petzold
Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden
Peter Olumese
Global Malaria Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: anders.bjorkman@karolinska.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MIM AM GR AB JS EK MG MP PO AA AB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MIM AM GR AB JS EK MG MP PO AA AB. Designed the experiments/the study: MIM GR AB JS EK AA AB. Analyzed the data: GR MG AB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MIM AM GR AB JS EK MP. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MIM MG AA AB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MIM AM GR AB JS EK MG MP PO AA. Supervised the study: MG.