Malaria

RDTs for Malaria Diagnosis: Principle, Results, Advantages

RDTs for Malaria Diagnosis: Principle, Results, Advantages

Three main groups of antigens detected by commercially available malaria RDTs are pLDH, HRP-2 and aldolase.

Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) Test

Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) Test

QBC is based on acridine orange staining of centrifuged peripheral blood samples in a microhematocrit tube and examination under UV light.

Relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria

Relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria

To be a sickle cell trait (AS) in a malarious environment appears to be better than not having sickle genes at all (AA), or having 2 sickle genes (SS).

Wolbachia Bacteria may make mosquitoes resistant to malaria parasite

Wolbachia Bacteria may make mosquitoes resistant to malaria parasite

MCQ in Parasitology: Malaria

MCQ in Parasitology: Malaria

Life Cycle of P. falciparum vs. P. vivax

Life Cycle of P. falciparum vs. P. vivax

Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria

Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria

Microscopic examination (thick-thin blood smear stained with giemsa stain) remains the “gold standard” for laboratory confirmation of malaria.

Asexual Life Cycle of Plasmodium Falciparum

Asexual Life Cycle of Plasmodium Falciparum

Asexual life cycle (cycle of schizogny) of malarial parasite occurs in main. Schizont, merozoites, and gametocytes are important stages.

Thick and Thin Blood Smear for Malaria Diagnosis

Thick and Thin Blood Smear for Malaria Diagnosis

Direct microscopic visualization of the malarial parasite on the thick and/or thin blood smears has been the "gold standard" for malaria diagnosis.