Dependence of malaria detection and species diagnosis by microscopy on parasite density.

@article{McKenzie2003DependenceOM,
  title={Dependence of malaria detection and species diagnosis by microscopy on parasite density.},
  author={F. Ellis McKenzie and Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop and R. S. Miller and Robert A. Gasser and Chansuda Wongsrichanalai},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={372-6}
}
Giemsa-stained blood smears from each of 2,190 patients from Thai government-operated clinics on the Thailand-Myanmar border were independently examined by the on-duty microscopists at the clinics and by 2-3 research microscopists, each blinded to the clinics' and each other's reports. Using a strictly defined protocol, a consensus reference-standard blood smear interpretation for each sample was produced by the research microscopists. This result was compared with the clinic's diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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