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Parasitology: Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method as a Tool for Diagnosis of Infection by the Zoonotic Simian Malaria Parasite Plasmodium knowlesi

July 16, 2010 - 12:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Hiroshi Iseki, Satoru Kawai, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Makoto Hirai, Kazuyuki Tanabe, Naoaki Yokoyama, and Ikuo Igarashi
J. Clin. Microbiol., Jul 2010; 48: 2509 - 2514

In the present study, we developed a LAMP method for the molecular diagnosis of Plasmodium knowlesi infection (PkLAMP) and evaluated its sensitivity, specificity, and clinical applicability.

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Indigenous Plasmodium ovale Malaria in Bangladesh

July 2, 2010 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Hans-Peter F., Peter S., et al.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jul 2010; 83: 75 - 78.

We used a genus- and species-specific nested polymerase chain reaction, targeting highly conserved regions of the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) gene, to investigate the presence of malaria parasites in a total number of 379 patient samples in a survey of patients with febrile illnesses in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Southeastern Bangladesh.


Open Access | Commentary: Knowlesi malaria in Vietnam

December 5, 2009 - 16:58 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Janet Cox-Singh
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:269 (26 November 2009)

However, there are many settings where knowlesi transmission to humans would be expected but is not found. A recent report on the Ra-glai population of southern central Vietnam is taken as an example to help explain why this may be so.

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