Francesca Valsangiacomo

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BACKGROUND The diversity of genotyping markers of Plasmodium falciparum depends on transmission intensity. It has been reported that the diversity of the merozoite surface protein 2 (msp2) is greater in areas of high compared to low endemicity, however, results for msp1 were inconsistent. These previous reports relied on low resolution genotyping(More)
BACKGROUND In areas of high transmission people often harbour multiple clones of Plasmodium falciparum, but even PCR-based diagnostic methods can only detect a fraction (the detectability, q) of all clones present in a host. Accurate measurements of detectability are desirable since it affects estimates of multiplicity of infection, prevalence, and(More)
The results of the orthodromically and the antidromically recorded nerve action potentials from a median nerve in 30 patients with clinically slight or beginning polyneuropathies have been compared. Antidromic conduction velocity was slowed in 8 cases, in 8 patients it was normal and in 14 patients no definite antidromic nerve action potential could be(More)
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