Malaria diagnosis by dipstick assay in a Honduran population with coendemic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.

@article{Quintana1998MalariaDB,
  title={Malaria diagnosis by dipstick assay in a Honduran population with coendemic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.},
  author={Miguel Quintana and Robert Piper and H L Boling and Michael Makler and Catalina Sherman and Erica Gill and Elvira Fern{\'a}ndez and Sophie Martin},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={868-71}
}
A Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase dipstick designed to separately detect P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria was evaluated in two Honduran populations where both species are endemic. The dipstick was compared to thick film microscopy; the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to analyze discordant results. The dipstick had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 95% compared with microscopy in the diagnosis of Plasmodium infections in a hospital population; the mean parasite density was… CONTINUE READING

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