Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria: Conventional and Rapid Diagnostic Methods

by Michael L. Wilson
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Jun;137(6):805-11

7 pp. 463 kB:
http://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/pdf/10.5858/arpa.2011-0602-RA

The most commonly used method for identifying cases of malaria remains microscopic examination of peripheral blood, but there is growing use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in many regions. One of the most important findings in the recent literature is that despite the widespread use of diagnostic tests, treatment is too often based on clinical findings rather than on results of diagnostic tests.

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