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Asymptomatic Plasmodium Infections in Children in Low Malaria Transmission Setting, Southwestern Uganda

  • 2016/08/01
Type of publication
  • Articles
  • Roh ME
  • Oyet C
  • Orikiriza P
  • Wade M
  • Kiwanuka GN
  • Mwanga-Amumpaire J
  • Parikh S
  • Boum Y 2nd
  • Malaria
A survey of asymptomatic children in Uganda showed Plasmodium malariae and P. falciparum parasites in 45% and 55% of microscopy-positive samples, respectively. Although 36% of microscopy-positive samples were negative by rapid diagnostic test, 75% showed P. malariae or P. ovale parasites by PCR, indicating that routine diagnostic testing misses many non-P. falciparum malarial infections.