Journal article

"Smart Diagnosis" of Parasitic Diseases by Use of Smartphones

Muhammad A Saeed, Abdul Jabbar

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Accurate and rapid diagnosis is crucial in combating parasitic diseases that cause millions of deaths worldwide. However, the scarcity of specialized diagnostic equipment in low- and middle-income countries is one of the barriers to effective management of parasitic diseases and warrants the need for alternative, inexpensive, point-of-care diagnostic tools. Due to their multiple built-in sensors, smartphones offer cost-effective alternative to expensive diagnostic devices. However, the use of smartphones in parasitic diagnoses remains in its infancy. This minireview describes various smartphone-based devices applied specifically for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases and discusses challenge..

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