Comparison of the thick smear and Kato-Katz techniques for diagnosis of intestinal helminth infections

Comparação das técnicas de sedimentação espontânea e Kato-Katz para diagnóstico das helmintoses intestinais

Fred Luciano Neves Santos Elúzio José Lima Cerqueira Neci Matos Soares About the authors

This study compared the efficiency of Kato-Katz thick smear and thick smear techniques for the diagnosis of intestinal helminths. The sensitivity of the thick smear technique was higher than that of the Kato-Katz method for the diagnosis of all helminths except Schistosoma mansoni.

Kato-Katz; Direct examination; Sensitivity; Specificity; Prevalence


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