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Volume 97, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract.

Several species of are responsible for causing malaria in humans. Proper diagnoses are crucial to case management, because severity and treatment varies between species. Diagnoses can be made using rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect proteins. causes the most virulent cases of malaria, and histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) is a common target of falciparum malaria RDTs. Here we report a case in which a falciparum malaria patient in Bangladesh tested negative on PfHRP2-based RDTs. The negative results can be attributed to a deletion of part of the gene and frameshift mutations in both and gene. This finding may have implications for malaria diagnostics and case management in Bangladesh and other regions of South Asia.

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2017-10-11
2017-11-23
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  • Received : 08 Nov 2016
  • Accepted : 19 Jun 2017

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