Importance of Clinical Suspicion in Rapid Diagnostic Test Negativity in Malaria: Two Case Reports


GÜN C. , ALDİNÇ H. , YAYLACI S. , Ustun C., Barbur E.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.11, no.3, pp.85-87, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33706/jemcr.777328
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-87

Abstract

Introduction: Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by infection with Plasmodium parasites. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have been used for the diagnosis of malaria without special equipment by unskilled personnel over the last 15 years. The treatment should only be given after the clinical diagnosis confirmed by RDT or microscopy. RDTs' specificity and sensitivity have been reported as >95% by the World Health Organization - Foundation for Initiative New Diagnostics (WHO-FIND).