Completed diagnostic tests projects

Early detection is important to reduce transmission, but also because it reduces the risk of permanent impairments. LRI supports studies which aim to develop and test new assays for diagnosis of disease and infection.

 

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

qPCR in household contact monitoring

Project coordination

Laboratório de Hanesíase Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/ FIOCRUZ (Brazil)

Country

Brazil

 

There are no diagnostic tests that could predict whether or not a “contact” will develop the disease. This project investigated the possible use of M.leprae DNA detection as a early detection method in over 1600 household contacts of leprosy patients. Results available

 

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Novel immunodiagnostic tools

Project coordination

Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Country

Bangladesh

 

This study aimed to identify compounds of the immune system that are characteristic for the occurrence of leprosy and may differentiate between persons affected by leprosy, their contacts and healthy controls. Such compounds are called leprosy-specific biomarkers.  

 

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