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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

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Detection of Plasmodium spp. in Human Feces

Milan Jirků1, Kateřina Pomajbíková1, Klára J. Petrželková, Zuzana Hůzová, David Modrý, and Julius LukešComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Biology Centre, Institute of Parasitology, ASCR, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (M. Jirků, D. Modrý, J. Lukeš); Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (M. Jirků, J. Lukeš); University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic (K. Pomajbíková, D. Modrý); CEITEC, Brno (D. Modrý); Institute of Vertebrate Biology, ASCR, Brno, and Zoo Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic (K.J. Petrželková); Health Institute, Prague, Czech Republic (Z. Hůzová)

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Comparative analysis of diagnostic methods for Plasmodium spp. with different biologic material from humans, Africa*

Sample origin, no. Blood smear parasitemia (%) Blood PCR Fecal PCR Fecal Southern blot
Buikwe, Uganda
T2767/11 + (0.31) + + +
T2768/11 + (0.10) + + +
T2770/11 + (0.11) + (w) + +
T2774/11 + (0.5) + + +
T2775/11 + (0.90) + + +
T2776/11 + (0.16) + + +
T2777/11 + (0.24) + + +
T2779/11 + (0.40) + (w) + +
T2781/11 + (0.65) + + +
T2785/11 + (2.10) + + +
T2786/11 + (0.18) + + +
T2772/11 + (1.2) +
T2778/11 + (0.36) + +
T2778/11 + (w) + +
T2782/11 + (w) + +
T2780/11 + (w) +
Bayanga, Central African Republic NA + (6)† + (6)† + (6)†

*+, positive; w, weak band; –, negative; NA, not available.
†Samples from 6 persons.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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