Volume 89, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



is one of several clinically relevant malaria species known to cause disease in humans. However, in contrast to and , which are responsible for most cases of human malaria, has a wide distribution but low prevalence in tropical regions. Here, we report the case of a soldier returning from Liberia with malaria. This case highlights the limitations of both microscopy and the malaria rapid diagnostic test for diagnosing infection with and for distinguishing from To our knowledge, this is the first case report in which quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction amplification using the gene, coupled with genomic sequencing of the locus, was used for definitive diagnosis of malaria.


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  • Received : 03 Dec 2012
  • Accepted : 09 Jun 2013
  • Published online : 04 Sep 2013

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