Comparison of PCR and microscopy for the detection of asymptomatic malaria in a Plasmodium falciparum/vivax endemic area in Thailand

@article{Coleman2006ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of PCR and microscopy for the detection of asymptomatic malaria in a Plasmodium falciparum/vivax endemic area in Thailand},
  author={Russell E. Coleman and Jetsumon Sattabongkot and Sommai Promstaporm and Nongnuj Maneechai and Bousaraporn Tippayachai and Ampornpan Kengluecha and Nattawan Rachapaew and Gabriela E Zollner and R. S. Miller and Jefferson A Vaughan and Krongthong Thimasarn and Benjawan P Khuntirat},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={121 - 121}
}
The main objective of this study was to compare the performance of nested PCR with expert microscopy as a means of detecting Plasmodium parasites during active malaria surveillance in western Thailand. The study was performed from May 2000 to April 2002 in the village of Kong Mong Tha, located in western Thailand. Plasmodium vivax (PV) and Plasmodium falciparum (PF) are the predominant parasite species in this village, followed by Plasmodium malariae (PM) and Plasmodium ovale (PO). Each month… CONTINUE READING
77 Citations
28 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 77 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…