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Table 3 Comparison of microscopy and nested PCR in the diagnosis of malaria in southern Ethiopia

From: Re-evaluation of microscopy confirmed Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria by nested PCR detection in southern Ethiopia

Microscopy Nested PCR
  P. falciparum P. vivax P. malariae P. falciparum + P. vivax P. falciparum + P. malariae Negative Total
P. falciparum 111 44 0 18 2 5 180
P. vivax 14 110 2 3 0 2 131
P. falciparum + P. vivax 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Total 125 154 2 24 2 7 314
  1. Pf = P. falciparum, Pv = P. vivax, Pm = P. malariae, Po = P. ovale, Pf + Pv = P. falciparum and P. vivax, Pf + Pm = P. falciparum and P. malariae.