False-positive results for rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in patients with rheumatoid factor

Jong Han Lee, Jin Woo Jang, Chy Hyun Cho, Ju Yeon Kim, Eun Taek Han, Seung Gyu Yun, Chae Seung Lim

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Abstract

Four different rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria were evaluated by testing 82 healthy control patients, 89 Plasmodium vivax-infected patients, and 92 rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive nonmalaria patients. The false-positive rate ranged from 2.2% to 13% in RF-positive patients. High RF levels are associated with malaria RDT false positivity. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3784-3787
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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