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Performance of a histidine-rich protein 2 rapid diagnostic test, Paracheck Pf®, for detection of malaria infections in Ugandan pregnant women.

Abstract:

Improved laboratory diagnosis is critical to reduce the burden of malaria in pregnancy. Peripheral blood smears appear less sensitive than Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2-based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for placental malaria infections in studies conducted at delivery. In this study, 81 women in Uganda in the second or third trimester of pregnancy were followed-up until delivery. At each visit, peripheral blood was tested by blood smear, RDT, and nested species-specific pol...

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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.10-0631

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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-95
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:85935480-3ae8-47e8-bdf8-60fce7276752
Source identifiers:
237748
Local pid:
pubs:237748

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