Case series of naturally acquired Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a tertiary teaching hospital.
Trop Biomed. 2012 Sep;29(3):398-404
Authors: Azira NM, Zairi NZ, Amry AR, Zeehaida M
Plasmodium knowlesi is a simian malaria parasite and is recently recognized as the fifth malaria parasite infecting humans. Manifestation of the infection may resemble other infection particularly dengue fever leading to inappropriate management and delay in treatment. We reported three cases of naturally acquired P. knowlesi in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. Clinical manifestations were quite similar in those cases. Microscopically, the diagnosis might be challenging. These cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction method which serves as a gold standard.
PMID: 23018503 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]