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Table 1 RDT diagnostic results of Cryptosporidium spp. and / or Giardia duodenalis for stool samples from children under five years of age with from Kenya (n = 120) and Malawi (n = 116)

From: Performance of three rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in children with severe acute malnutrition and diarrhoea

  Cryptosporidium n (%)Giardia
n (%)
Mixed infection
n (%)
Negative
n (%)
RIDA-
QUICK
Kenya24 (20.0%)8 (6.7%)6 (5.0%)82 (68.3%)
Malawi21 (18.1%)16 (13.8%)4 (3.5%)75 (64.7%)
Total45 (19.1%)24 10.2%)10 (4.2%)157 (99.5%)
DUO-
Strip
Kenya16 (13.3%)8 (6.7%)2 (1.7%)94 (78.3%)
Malawi11 (9.5%)14 (12.1%)3 (2.5%)88 (75.9%)
Total27 (11.4%)22 (9.3%)5 (2.1%)182 (77.1%)
QUIK-
CHEK
Kenya19 (15.8%)7 (5.8%)1 (0.8%)93 (77.5%)
Malawi14 (12.1%)23 (19.8%)2 (1.7%)77 (66.3%)
Total33 (14.0%)30 (12.7%)3 (1.3%)170 (72.0%)
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