False-positive Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 immunocapture assay results for acute schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mekongi

Eyal Leshem, Nathan Keller, Daphna Guthman, Tamar Grossman, Michal Solomon, Esther Marva, Eli Schwartz

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Abstract

We report seven cases of false-positive Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) malaria assay results in patients with acute schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mekongi. PfHRP2 assays were negative in travelers infected with Schistosoma mansoni or Schistosoma haematobium (n = 13). Malaria was ruled out and rheumatoid factor was negative in all patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2331-2332
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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