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Table 2 Signs and symptoms of suspected malaria cases with and without parasitaemia based on microscopic diagnosis

From: Comparison of rapid diagnostic test Plasmotec Malaria-3, microscopy, and quantitative real-time PCR for diagnoses of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in Mimika Regency, Papua, Indonesia

Signs and symptoms Parasitaemia Parasitaemia
Present (n = 168) Absent (n = 247)
Fever 154 (91.7%) 177 (71.7%)
Chills 68 (40.5%) 52 (21.0%)
Sweating 13 (7.7%) 12 (4.9%)
Nausea 71 (42.3%) 60 (24.3%)
Vomiting 35 (20.8%) 32 (13.0%)
Diarrhea 24 (14.3%) 41 (16.6%)
Headache 71 (42.3%) 57 (23.1%)
Myalgia 52 (31.0%) 55 (22.3%)
Paroxysm: combination chills, fever, & sweating 12 (7.1%) 5 (2.0%)
≥3 outcomes 97 (57.7%) 77 (31.2%)
≥4 outcomes 60 (35.7%) 26 (10.5%)
Temp ≥37.5°C 112 (66.7%) 85 (34.4%)