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Table 1 Infection patterns of the Plasmodium falciparum isolates analysed by Nested PCR, in the three time points.

From: Evaluation of allelic forms of the erythrocyte binding antigen 175 (EBA-175) in Plasmodium falciparum field isolates from Brazilian endemic area

  Time point-1
n = 101
Time point-2
n = 57
Time point-3
n = 30
Single infection 1 98 (97%) 57 (100%) 30 (100%)
C-fragment 81 (80.2%)* 47 (82.5%)* 28 (93.3%)*
F-fragment 17 (16.8%) 10 (17.5%) 2 (6.7%)
Mixed infection 2 3 (3%) --- ---
  1. 1Isolates with one fragment; 2Isolates with two fragments; * P < 0,0001 C-fragment versus F-fragment.