Imported non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a five-year prospective study in a European referral center.

@article{Bottieau2006ImportedNF,
  title={Imported non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a five-year prospective study in a European referral center.},
  author={Emmanuel Bottieau and Joannes Clerinx and Erwin van den Enden and Marjan van Esbroeck and Robert Colebunders and Alfons M Van Gompel and Jef van den Ende},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={133-8}
}
From 2000 to 2005, we investigated prospectively 98 cases of imported non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria (48 Plasmodium vivax, 34 P. ovale, and 16 P. malariae). Latency period between return and clinical attack exceeded three months in 40% of the patients. It was longer in travelers who had taken chemoprophylaxis. Time to diagnosis was longer in patients with P. malariae infection and in those with late-onset first attack. Parasite density was often lower than 500/microL, especially in P. ovale… CONTINUE READING

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