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Table 1 Plasmodium DNA and gametocyte-specific mRNA detections among malaria patients after treatment (N = 13)

From: Detection of remaining Plasmodium DNA and gametocytes during follow up after curative malaria treatment among returned travellers in Norway

Patient Species No days since treatment Microscopy (parasite %) Genus DNA Cytb PCR (Ct) No copies/rxn P.f DNA VarATS PCR (Ct) Genus 18S mRNA PCR (Ct) Pfs25/Pvs25 mRNA PCR (Ct) No. copies/rxn
No. 1 P.f + P.m 0 Pos (2) Pos (24) 1.1 × 103 Pos (26)    
1 Pos (1) Pos (25) 4.3 × 102 Pos (28) Pos (17) Pos (29) 3.2 × 103
No. 2 P.f 0 Pos (4) Pos (18) 5.7 × 105 Pos (19)    
1 Pos (4) Pos (21) 7.0 × 105 Pos (22) Pos (12) Pos (34) 95
No. 3 P.f 0 Pos (12)       
1 Neg Pos (22) 3.7 × 104 Pos (26)    
2 Neg Pos (23) 1.5 × 104 Pos (29)    
11 Neg Pos (30) 200 Pos (35) Pos (25) Neg  
No. 4 P.f 0 Pos (< 1)*       
31 Neg Neg   Neg Neg   
No. 5 P.f 0 Pos (< 1)       
32 Neg Pos (37) 2 Neg Neg   
No. 6 P.f 0 Pos (2) Pos (19) 3.9 × 105 Pos (20)    
1 Pos (< 0.5) Pos (24) 7.7 × 103 Pos (27) Pos (17) Pos (31) 420
37 Neg Pos (39) 1 Neg Neg   
No. 7 P.f 0 Pos (10) Pos (15) 4.0 × 106 Pos (16)    
4 Neg Pos (25) 6.3 × 103 Pos (29) Pos (23) Neg  
11 Neg Pos (29) 400 Pos (35) Pos (24) Neg  
39 Neg Neg   Neg Neg Neg  
No. 8 P.f 0 Pos (30) Pos (16) 1.8 × 106 Pos (18)    
1 Pos (6) Pos (16) 3.0 × 106 Pos (17) Pos (7) Pos (29) 2.2 × 103
45 Neg Pos (34) 16 Neg Neg Neg  
No. 9 P.f 0 Pos (6)*       
49 Neg Pos (34) 11 Pos (36) Neg Neg  
No.10 P.v 0 Pos (0.5)       
2 Pos*     Pos (7) Pos (17) 9.6 × 106
No. 11 P.v 0 Pos (0.5)a       
6 Neg Pos (39) 1   Neg Neg  
No. 12 P.v 0 Pos Pos (22) 4.8 × 104     
23 Neg Neg    Neg Neg  
No. 13 P.v 0 Pos       
54 Neg Neg   Neg Neg Neg  
  1. rxn reaction
  2. aGametocytes seen by microscopy