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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doi.org/10.3201/eid1509.090358, hdl.handle.net/1765/17574
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Hellemond, J., Rutten, M., Koelewijn, R., Zeeman, A. M., Verweij, J., Wismans, P., … van Genderen, P. (2009). Human Plasmodium knowlesi infection detected by rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 15(9), 1478–1480. doi:10.3201/eid1509.090358