Human Plasmodium knowlesi infection detected by rapid diagnostic tests for malaria

Jaap J. Van Hellemond, Marijke Rutten, Rob Koelewijn, Anne Marie Zeeman, Jaco J. Verweij, Pieter J. Wismans, Clemens H. Kocken, Perry J.J. Van Genderen

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Abstract

We describe a PCR-confirmed case of Plasmodium knowlesi infection with a high parasitemia level and clinical signs of severe malaria in a migrant worker from Malaysian Borneo in the Netherlands. Investigations showed that commercially available rapid antigen tests for detection of human Plasmodium infections can detect P. knowlesi infections in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1480
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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