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Misclassification of Plasmodium infections by conventional microscopy and the impact of remedial training on the proficiency of laboratory technicians in species identification

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Title
Misclassification of Plasmodium infections by conventional microscopy and the impact of remedial training on the proficiency of laboratory technicians in species identification
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Malaria Journal, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-113
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Peter Obare, Bernhards Ogutu, Mohammed Adams, James Sande Odera, Ken Lilley, David Dosoo, Christine Adhiambo, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Fred Binka, Elizabeth Wanja, Jacob Johnson

Abstract

Malaria diagnosis is largely dependent on the demonstration of parasites in stained blood films by conventional microscopy. Accurate identification of the infecting Plasmodium species relies on detailed examination of parasite morphological characteristics, such as size, shape, pigment granules, besides the size and shape of the parasitized red blood cells and presence of cell inclusions. This work explores misclassifications of four Plasmodium species by conventional microscopy relative to the proficiency of microscopists and morphological characteristics of the parasites on Giemsa-stained blood films.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Peru 1 1%
Unknown 65 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 18%
Researcher 10 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Other 6 9%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Engineering 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 10 15%

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