Published in Blood Weekly, November 13th, 2003
Researchers in the Netherlands conducted a study "to evaluate the usefulness of quantitative nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (QT-NASBA) to detect Plasmodium spp. in diagnostic specimens of patients suspected of having malaria in a clinical setting in a non-endemic country."
"During the four-month recruitment period, 113 patients were enrolled in the study, of which 93 were diagnosed as non-malaria and 20 as malaria cases on the basis of clinical and microscopic criteria," explained H.D.F.H. Schallig and coauthors working at the Royal Tropical...
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