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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

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