Plasmodium falciparum: PCR detection and genotyping of isolates from peripheral, placental, and cord blood of pregnant Malawian women and their infants.

@article{Kamwendo2002PlasmodiumFP,
  title={Plasmodium falciparum: PCR detection and genotyping of isolates from peripheral, placental, and cord blood of pregnant Malawian women and their infants.},
  author={Deborah Demster Kamwendo and Fraction K. Dzinjalamala and Georges Snounou and Maxwell C C Kanjala and Chisale G Mhango and Malcolm Edward Molyneux and Stephen J Rogerson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={145-9}
}
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is both a sensitive means of detecting malaria parasitaemia, and a simple tool for identifying genetic differences in parasites infecting human subjects. We compared PCR to microscopy in detection of Plasmodium falciparum infection in peripheral, placental and cord blood samples collected from 131 pregnant Malawian women and… CONTINUE READING