Eggs and Magnetism: New Approaches for Schistosomiasis Diagnosis

R.R.F. Candido, T.G. St Pierre, A.L. Morassutti, C. Graeff-Teixeira, M.K. Jones

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To date, reliable techniques that can provide accurate information on the local and global prevalence of schistosomiasis are still associated with high costs or labour-intensive processes. Here we discuss old and new concepts for diagnostic approaches, and we highlight structural properties of schistosome eggshells that result in their affinity for magnetic materials as a new diagnostic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


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