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Title: The ICT Malaria® Pf : A simple, rapid dipstick test for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria at the Thai-Myanmar border
Authors: Pongthep Thepsamarn
Nukun Prayoollawongsa
Prapaporn Puksupa
Pranorm Puttoom
Poungpaka Thaidumrong
Somjit Wongchai
Jintana Doddara
Jirapa Tantayarak
Kasinee Buchachart
Polrat Wilairatana
Sornchai Looareesuwan
Taksin Hospital
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1997
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.28, No.4 (1997), 723-726
Abstract: The ICT Malaria® Pf test for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum infection was evaluated in the diagnosis of 305 patients with fever who were admitted to a hospital located on the Thai-Myammar border. All patients were admitted for at least one week to exclude reinfection. The test was performed using admission blood samples collected into ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of the test were 92.7%, 95.1% and 94.7% respectively, compared to standard microscopic diagnosis. The ICT Malaria® Pf test is an accurate method for the diagnosis of P. falciparum infection. Its simplicity and rapidity make it particularly appropriate for use in remote areas where microscopic examination of blood films is unavailable.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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