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Plasmodium ovale

Limited Polymorphism of the Kelch Propeller Domain in Plasmodium malariae and P. ovale Isolates from Thailand

June 23, 2016 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Supatchara Nakeesathit, Naowarat Saralamba, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Arjen Dondorp, Francois Nosten, Nicholas J. White, and Mallika Imwong
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. July 2016 vol. 60 no. 7 4055-4062

Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum, the agent of severe malaria, is currently a major obstacle to malaria control in Southeast Asia.

Diagnosis of an imported Plasmodium ovale wallikeri infection in Malaysia

January 12, 2016 - 16:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jonathan Liew, Rohela Mahmud, Lian Tan, Yee Lau
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016, 15:8 (6 January 2016)

Plasmodium ovale is rare and not exactly known to be autochthonous in Malaysia.

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Characterization of Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri in Western Kenya Utilizing a Novel Species-specific Real-time PCR Assay

January 21, 2015 - 15:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Robin H. Miller, Clifford O. Obuya, Elizabeth W. Wanja, Bernhards Ogutu, John Waitumbi, Shirley Luckhart, V. Ann Stewart
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e0003469

Our novel P. ovale rbp2 qPCR assay detects P. ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri simultaneously and can be utilized to characterize the prevalence, distribution, and burden of P. ovale in malaria endemic regions.

New type of SSUrDNA sequence was detected from both Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri samples

June 10, 2014 - 15:38 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Li M, Xia Z, Yan H
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :216 (3 June 2014)

Both P. ovale wallikeri and P. ovale curtisi infections are present in imported malaria cases of China.

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Two Cases of Late Plasmodium ovale Presentation in Military Personnel

January 7, 2014 - 09:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Guillaume Mellon, Cécile Ficko, Marc Thellier, Eric Kendjo, Olivier Aoun, Dina Adriamanantena and Christophe Rapp, the French National Reference Center for Imported Malaria Study Group
Reference: 
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 52–54, January/February 2014

Only a few late cases of Plasmodium ovale presentation have been reported in literature.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure from Plasmodium ovale infection with fatal outcome

November 14, 2013 - 09:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lau Y, Lee W, Tan L, Kamarulzaman A, Syed Omar S, Fong M, Cheong F, Mahmud R
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :389 (4 November 2013)
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Plasmodium ovale is potentially capable of causing severe complications, if not death.

NOT Open Access | First report of detection and molecular confirmation of Plasmodium ovale from severe malaria cases in central India

October 29, 2013 - 08:00 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
R. Singh, V. Jain, P. P. Singh, P. K. Bharti, T. Thomas, S. Basak and N. Singh
Reference: 
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 18, Issue 11, pages 1416–1420, November 2013
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All three hospitalised patients were originally residents of remote inaccessible forest villages and never moved out of their residence.

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome in severe malaria

September 4, 2013 - 13:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Alves C, Chen J, Patel N, Abrams D, Figueiredo P, Santos L, Sarmento A, Paiva JA, Bacchetta M, Wilgus M, Roncon-Albuquerque R, Brodie D
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:306 (31 August 2013)
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ECMO support allowed adequate oxygenation and correction of hypercapnia under lung protective ventilation, therefore reducing ventilator-induced lung injury.

Misclassification of Plasmodium infections by conventional microscopy and the impact of remedial training on the proficiency of laboratory technicians in species identification

April 2, 2013 - 13:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Obare P, Ogutu B, Adams M, Odera JS, Lilley K, Dosoo D, Adhiambo C, Owusu-Agyei S, Binka F, Wanja E, Johnson J
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:113 (27 March 2013)
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 This work explores misclassifications of four Plasmodium species by conventional microscopy in relation to the proficiency of microscopists and morphological characteristics of the parasites on Giemsa-stained blood films.

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