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Plasmodim falciparum

S Buoro, B Manenti, M Seghezzi, V Moioli, M Bagorria, A Callegaro, C Ottomano, G Lippi
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a life-threatening infectious disease, which has been for long confined to specific endemic areas. Nevertheless, the recent increase in immigration flows from endemic regions and imported cases has reemphasized many diagnostic challenges in Western countries, thus paving the way to introduce rapid and accurate strategies for screening subjects with suspected Malaria infection. Therefore, the aim of this article was to describe our recent experience with Sysmex XN-module for rapid screening of subjects with suspected Malaria...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Russell E Coleman, Nongnuj Maneechai, Nattawan Rachapaew, Chalermpol Kumpitak, Virat Soyseng, Robert S Miller, Krongthong Thimasarn, Jetsumon Sattabongkot
Rapid antigen assays provide an effective tool for the detection of malaria in symptomatic patients. However, the efficacy of these devices for detecting asymptomatic malaria, where parasite levels are normally significantly lower than in symptomatic patients, is less well established. We evaluated the efficacy of a new combined Plasmodium falciparum-Plasmodim vivax immunochromatographic test (ICT Malaria Pf/Pv) in a cross-sectional malaria survey of the village of Ban Kong Mong Tha, Kanchanaburi Provice, Thailand, from August to December 2000...
April 2002: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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