Malaria is a deadly disease caused by malarial parasites
that are transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.
For the safe and compatible blood transfusion the WHO suggested that donor sample should be cross matched and screened for Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV), malarial parasite
(MP) and Syphilis.
Table 2: Evaluation of ICT as Diagnostic Test for Malarial Parasite
All such cases of malaria, irrespective of the status of smear examination for malarial parasites
, that is, both the smear-positive and smear-negative cases (considered to be suffering from malaria on clinical ground and therapeutic response to antimalarial agents) were studied.
For routine clinical setting microscopy remained the gold standard for diagnosis detecting the type of species of malarial parasite
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) can help to reach the diagnosis promptly in areas where accurate microscopy is not available or feasible4.
Quantitative Buffy Coat Technique (QBC): Quantitative buffy coat technique (BD Diagnostics) was employed for the detection of malarial parasites
However, scientists now may have discovered a way by which to weaken and trick malarial parasites
, thereby effectively developing a solution to the problem.
Table 1: Age distribution of patients examined and positive for malarial parasite
3] and malarial parasite
was absent in the peripheral smear.
A complete blood count (CBC) and malarial parasite
microscopy were performed for each patient.
positive cases were excluded from the study.
A species of malarial parasite
that had appeared relatively benign elsewhere in the world has swept into Hawaii.
CHLOROQUINE, which had been dumped because malarial parasite
had become resistant to it, is being resurrected.
The thick and thin smears are prepared for identification of malarial parasite
and genotype respectively.
7%) were found to be positive for malarial parasite
in blood smear slides.