Aims-To study the accuracy of routine laboratory diagnosis of malaria with the aim of improving accuracy in diagnosis in the future.
Methods-A comparative study was made of all blood films submitted to two laboratories in London providing a slidediagnostic service for malaria.
There were 17 Plasmodium ovale infections, and of these only five (29.4%) were correctly diagnosed by the submitting laboratory ; whereas of 210 other single species infections, 162 (77.1%) were correctly diagnosed (khi2=18.4, p<0.0001).
There were six patients with mixed infections ; only one (16.7%) was correctly diagnosed, whereas of 227 single species infections, 167 (73.%) were correctly diagnosed (p=0.007, using Fisher's exact test).
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Examen laboratoire, Diagnostic, Royaume Uni, Europe, Précision, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Laboratory investigations, Diagnosis, United Kingdom, Europe, Accuracy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0703926
Code Inist : 002B05E02B4. Création : 09/06/1995.