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Multi-centric evaluation of Biomeme Franklin Mobile qPCR for rapid detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in clinical specimens

Authors: Michael Frimpong , et al. Abstract The gold standard for detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans is PCR due to its high accuracy in confirmation of suspected cases. But the available PCR assays are designed for standard size thermocyclers which are immobile and suited for reference laboratories often located long distances from endemic communities. This makes…

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Importance of consultations using mobile teams in the screening and treatment of neglected tropical skin diseases in Benin

Authors: Ronald Sètondji Gnimavo , et al. Abstract Context Since 2013, the World Health Organization has recommended integrated control strategies for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with skin manifestations. We evaluated the implementation of an integrated approach to the early detection and rapid treatment of skin NTDs based on mobile clinics in the Ouémé and Plateau…

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