Plasmodium ovale infection in Malaysia: first imported case.

Lim, Y.A.L.; Mahmud, R.; Chew, C.H.; T, T.; Chua, K.H. (2010) Plasmodium ovale infection in Malaysia: first imported case. Malaria journal, 9. p. 272. ISSN 1475-2875

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Abstract

The current finding should serve as an alert to epidemiologists, clinicians and laboratory technicians in the possibility of finding P. ovale in Malaysia. P. ovale should be considered in the differential diagnosis of imported malaria cases in Malaysia due to the exponential increase in the number of visitors from P. ovale endemic regions and the long latent period of P. ovale. It is also timely that conventional diagnosis of malaria via microscopy should be coupled with more advanced molecular tools for effective diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Malaria journal
Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. limailian@um.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood/parasitology; DNA, Protozoan/genetics; DNA, Protozoan/isolation & purification
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 19 May 2011 11:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1288

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