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Case Reports: Complication of Corticosteroid Treatment by Acute Plasmodium malariae Infection Confirmed by Small-Subunit rRNA Sequencing

November 5, 2010 - 09:22 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kelvin K. W. To, Jade L. L. Teng, Samson S. Y. Wong, Antonio H. Y. Ngan, Kwok-Yung Yuen, and Patrick C. Y. Woo
Reference: 
J. Clin. Microbiol., Nov 2010; 48: 4313 - 4316.

We report a case of acute Plasmodium malariae infection complicating corticosteroid treatment for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis in a patient from an area where P. malariae infection is not endemic.

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Open Access | Invited Speaker Presentation: Plasmodium ovale sp. and Plasmodium malariae in Africa: difficult items of business on the malaria eradication agenda

November 3, 2010 - 13:47 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Colin J Sutherland, Mary C Oguike, Valerie Smith, Martha Betson, Teun Bousema, Peter L Chiodini
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9(Suppl 2):I10 (20 October 2010)

We present some recent data from surveys in several African localities as well as analyses of Malaria Reference Laboratory data for patterns of presentation of these parasite species among imported malaria cases in the UK, and consider the possibility that a substantial hidden burden of infection exists.

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Indigenous Plasmodium ovale Malaria in Bangladesh

July 2, 2010 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hans-Peter F., Peter S., et al.
Reference: 
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.

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Malaria

June 9, 2010 - 08:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lynne S. Garcia MS, MT, CLS
Reference: 
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2010, Pages 93-129

Malaria has had a greater impact on world history than any other infectious disease. More than 300 to 500 million individuals worldwide are infected with Plasmodium spp, and 1.5 to 2.7 million people a year, most of whom are children, die from the infection.

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