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Table 2 Correlation between diagnosis of gestational malaria and placental malaria by two diagnostic methods (A. Thick smear microscopy and B. PCR)

From: Prevalence of gestational, placental and congenital malaria in north-west Colombia

A. Thick smear microscopy     
  Placental malaria    
  Negative P. vivax P. falciparum Total
Gestational malaria     
Negative 110 0 0 110
P vivax 5 2 0 7
P falciparum 2 0 1 3
Mixed 0 0 1 1
Total 117 2 2 121
B. PCR     
  Placental malaria    
  Negative P. vivax P. falciparum Total
Gestational malaria     
Negative 96 1 7 104
P vivax 5 6 0 11
P falciparum 0 0 6 6
Total 101 7 13 121