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Table 1 Detection of malaria parasites by microscopic examination using thick and thin smears

From: Comparison of the antibody responses to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum antigens in residents of Mandalay, Myanmar

Type of Examination Pv
(Single)
Pf
(Single)
Pv + Pf
(Double)3
Negative Total
Thick1 14 26 0 72 112
Thin2 23 19 5 65 112
  1. Pv: Plasmodium vivax
  2. Pf: Plasmodium falciparum
  3. 1Thick blood smear examination
  4. 2Thin blood smear examination
  5. 3Patients who are infected with both P. vivax and P. falciparum