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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Letter

Diagnostic Difficulties with Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Humans

Erma Sulistyaningsih, Loeki Enggar Fitri, Thomas Löscher, and Nicole Berens-RihaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Jember, Jember, Indonesia (E. Sulistyaningsih); Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia (L.E. Fitr); Universität München, Munich, Germany (E. Sulistyaningsih, T. Löscher; N. Berens-Riha)

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Profile of Plasmodium knowlesi–positive patients, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, December 2008–February 2009*

Patient no. Age, y Microscopy-based diagnosis PCR-based diagnosis P. knowlesi–specific PCR for quality of 153-bp band Sequence analysis of 153-bp sequence
8 35 P. falciparum P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. knowlesi Strong P. vivax
9 41 P. falciparum P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. knowlesi Strong P. vivax
14 54 P. falciparum P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. knowlesi Weak P. vivax
15 16 P. falciparum P. knowlesi, P. vivax Weak P. knowlesi (GU233448)†

*All patients were men who received a diagnosis of uncomplicated malaria.
†GenBank accession number.

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