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Clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria in Sri Lanka

Show simple item record van der Hoek, W. en_US Premasiri, D.A. en_US Wickremasinghe, A.R. en_US 2014-10-29T09:15:42Z 2014-10-29T09:15:42Z 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.1998; 29(2): pp.242-5 en_US
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract To assess the possibility of developing a protocol for the clinical diagnosis of malaria, a study was done at the regional laboratory of the Anti-Malaria Campaign in Puttalam, Sri Lanka. Of a group of 502 patients, who suspected they were suffering from malaria, 97 had a positive blood film for malaria parasites (71 Plasmodium vivax and 26 P. falciparum). There were no important differences in signs and symptoms between those with positive and those with negative blood films. It is argued that it is unlikely that health workers can improve on the diagnosis of malaria made by the patients themselves, if laboratory facilities are not available. For Sri Lanka the best option is to expand the number of facilities where microscopic examination for malaria parasites can take place. en_US
dc.publisher SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine and Public Health Project en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Plasmodium vivax-isolation and purification en_US
dc.subject Plasmodium falciparum-isolation and purification en_US
dc.subject Malaria, Falciparum-diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Malaria, Falciparum-epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Malaria, Vivax-diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Malaria, Vivax-epidemiology en_US
dc.title Clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Public Health en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine and Public Health Project en_US

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