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Prospective European-wide multicentre study on a blood based real-time PCR for the diagnosis of acute schistosomiasis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2013
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Title
Prospective European-wide multicentre study on a blood based real-time PCR for the diagnosis of acute schistosomiasis
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-55
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dominic Wichmann, Sven Poppert, Heidrun Von Thien, Joannes Clerinx, Sebastian Dieckmann, Mogens Jensenius, Philippe Parola, Joachim Richter, Mirjam Schunk, August Stich, Philipp Zanger, Gerd D Burchard, Egbert Tannich

Abstract

Acute schistosomiasis constitutes a rare but serious condition in individuals experiencing their first prepatent Schistosoma infection. To circumvent costly and time-consuming diagnostics, an early and rapid diagnosis is required. So far, classic diagnostic tools such as parasite microscopy or serology lack considerable sensitivity at this early stage of Schistosoma infection. To validate the use of a blood based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the detection of Schistosoma DNA in patients with acute schistosomiasis who acquired their infection in various endemic regions we conducted a European-wide prospective study in 11 centres specialized in travel medicine and tropical medicine.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 59 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Other 15 25%
Unknown 12 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 13%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 14 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2013.
All research outputs
#6,576,949
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,673
of 4,592 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105,438
of 259,304 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#11
of 31 outputs
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