Sensitivity of P. vivax rapid antigen detection tests and possible implications for self-diagnostic use.


In a prospective study amongst febrile travellers returning from malaria-endemic areas to Berlin, Germany, two rapid malarial antigen detection tests were compared for the diagnosis of vivax malaria with routine microscopy. With ICT Malaria P.f./P.v.((R)), 664 samples of 492 patients were examined. 17 patients had vivax malaria, out of which 11 infections… (More)