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Table 1 Comparison of nested PCR assay with Giemsa staining for detection of Plasmodium infection in Iranian malaria patients

From: Detection of malaria parasites by nested PCR in south-eastern, Iran: Evidence of highly mixed infections in Chahbahar district

  Microscopical diagnosis
PCR diagnosis P. v P. f P. v + P. f Negative Total
P. v * 61 0 1 8 70 (58.3%)
P. f ** 0 12 0 0 12 (10%)
P. v + P. f 23 8 2 1 34 (28.4%)
Negative 0 0 0 4 4 (3.3%)
Total 84 (70%) 20 (16.7%) 3(2.5%) 13(10.8%) 120
  1. * P. v: P. vivax ** P. f: P. falciparum