We describe a PCR-confirmed case of Plasmodium knowlesi infection with a high parasitemia level and clinical signs of severe malaria in a migrant worker from Malaysian Borneo in the Netherlands. Investigations showed that commercially available rapid antigen tests for detection of human Plasmodium infections can detect P. knowlesi infections in humans.

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Keywords Plasmodium knowlesi infection, adult, anamnesis, article, blood sampling, case report, chloroquine, clinical feature, human, immunoassay, laboratory test, malaria, male, nucleotide sequence, physical examination, real time polymerase chain reaction
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1509.090358, hdl.handle.net/1765/17574
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van Hellemond, J.J, Rutten, M, Koelewijn, R, Zeeman, A.M, Verweij, J, Wismans, P.J, … van Genderen, P.J.J. (2009). Human Plasmodium knowlesi infection detected by rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print), 15(9), 1478–1480. doi:10.3201/eid1509.090358