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Taenia solium PCR in CSF: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Neurocysticercosis:
PCR may be particularly helpful for diagnosing extraparenchymal NC when neuroimaging techniques have failed.

Sensitivity: 95% CI 54.8%–85.8%

Specificity: 95% CI 90.3%–100.0%

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72.2% sensitive, 100% specific