A case of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria

Han, Tae Hee, Kim, Baek-Nam and Seong, Hee Kyung (2006) A case of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 21 5: 932-935.

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Author Han, Tae Hee
Kim, Baek-Nam
Seong, Hee Kyung
Title A case of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria
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A case of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria
Journal name Journal of Korean Medical Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1011-8934
Publication date 2006-10-20
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 932
End page 935
Total pages 4
Place of publication Seoul, Republic of Korea
Publisher Korean Academy of Medical Science
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There have been reports in Korea of imported malaria cases of four Plasmodium species, but there has been no report of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria confirmed by molecular biological methods. We report an imported case of that was confirmed by Wright-Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear and nested polymerase chain reaction targeting the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene. The amplified DNA was sequenced and compared with other registered P. ovale isolates. The isolate in this study was a member of the classic type group. The patient was a 44-yr-old male who had worked as a woodcutter in Côte d'Ivoire in tropical West Africa. He was treated with hydroxychloroquine and primaquine and discharged following improvement. In conclusion, P. ovale should be considered as an etiology in the imported malaria in Korea, because the number of travelers to P. ovale endemic regions has recently increased.
Keyword Plasmodium ovale
Polymerase Chain Reaction
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