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Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania

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  • معلومة اضافية
    • Publication Information:
      Hindawi Limited, 2020.
    • Publication Date:
      2020
    • Collection:
      LCC:Immunologic diseases. Allergy
    • Abstract:
      The syndromic diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is widely recognized as the most practical, feasible, and cost-effective diagnostic tool in resource-limited settings. This study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of syndromic versus laboratory testing of STIs among 794 men randomly selected from the Moshi district of Tanzania. Participants were interviewed with a questionnaire that included questions on history of STIs symptoms. Blood and urine samples were taken from the participants for laboratory testing. Only 7.9% of the men reported any symptoms of STI; however, 46% of them tested positive for at least one STI. There was little agreement between syndromic and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses, with low sensitivity (0.4%–7.4%) and high specificity (96%–100%) observed for each individual symptom. The area under the receiver-operating curve was 0.528 (95% CI: 0.505–0.550), indicating that the syndromic approach has a 52.8% probability of correctly identifying STIs in study participants. In conclusion, whenever possible, laboratory diagnosis of STI should be favored over syndromic diagnosis.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      2090-1240
      2090-1259
    • Relation:
      https://doaj.org/toc/2090-1240; https://doaj.org/toc/2090-1259
    • Accession Number:
      10.1155/2020/7607834
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.62ca306a47ec452db34221c4d24ac875
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YUWEI CHENG; ELIJAH PAINTSIL; MUSIE GHEBREMICHAEL. Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania. AIDS Research and Treatment, [s. l.], v. 2020, 2020. DOI 10.1155/2020/7607834. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.62ca306a47ec452db34221c4d24ac875&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil, Musie Ghebremichael. Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania. AIDS Research and Treatment. 2020;2020. doi:10.1155/2020/7607834.
    • APA:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil, & Musie Ghebremichael. (2020). Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania. AIDS Research and Treatment, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7607834
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil, and Musie Ghebremichael. 2020. “Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania.” AIDS Research and Treatment 2020 (January). doi:10.1155/2020/7607834.
    • Harvard:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil and Musie Ghebremichael (2020) ‘Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania’, AIDS Research and Treatment, 2020. doi: 10.1155/2020/7607834.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil & Musie Ghebremichael 2020, ‘Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania’, AIDS Research and Treatment, vol. 2020, viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yuwei Cheng, et al. “Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania.” AIDS Research and Treatment, vol. 2020, Jan. 2020. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1155/2020/7607834.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil, and Musie Ghebremichael. “Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania.” AIDS Research and Treatment 2020 (January 1, 2020). doi:10.1155/2020/7607834.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yuwei Cheng, Elijah Paintsil, Musie Ghebremichael. Syndromic versus Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men in Moshi District of Tanzania. AIDS Research and Treatment [Internet]. 2020 Jan 1 [cited 2020 May 27];2020. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.62ca306a47ec452db34221c4d24ac875&custid=s8280428