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We created a mobile phone microscope and assessed its accuracy for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminths compared with conventional microscopy. Mobile phone microscopy has a sensitivity of 69.4% for detecting any helminth egg and sensitivities of 81.0%, 54.4%, and 14.3% for the diagnosis of Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm respectively.

Original publication

DOI

10.4269/ajtmh.12-0742

Type

Journal article

Journal

Am j trop med hyg

Publication Date

04/2013

Volume

88

Pages

626 - 629

Keywords

Ancylostomatoidea, Animals, Ascariasis, Ascaris lumbricoides, Cell Phone, Child, Feces, Hookworm Infections, Humans, Microscopy, Parasite Egg Count, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Soil, Trichuriasis, Trichuris