Francesca Valsangiacomo

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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)
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)
In 32 healthy volunteers aged between 10 and 72 years the orthodromic and the antidromic sensory nerve conduction in the median nerve have been studied. Normal values for conduction velocities and for the configuration of the orthodromic nerve action potentials are described in detail. 26 patients suffering from a carpal tunnel syndrome have been examined(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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