David Pierre Christophe Olagnier

Imported Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in a French tourist returning from Thailand

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  • Antoine Berry, Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, Hôpital Rangueil, Toulouse Cedex 9, France. berry.a@chu-toulouse.fr
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  • Xavier Iriart
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  • Nathalie Wilhelm
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  • Alexis Valentin
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  • Sophie Cassaing
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  • Benoit Witkowski
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  • Françoise Benoit-Vical
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  • Sandie Menard
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  • David Olagnier
  • Judith Fillaux
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  • Stephane Sire
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  • Alain Le Coustumier
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  • Jean-François Magnaval

We report a case of imported Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in a French tourist following a vacation in Thailand. This case shows, first, tourists may contract knowlesi malaria even only staying on the beach and second, the diagnosis remains difficult, even with polymerase chain reaction methods.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume84
Issue4
Pages (from-to)535-8
Number of pages4
ISSN0002-9637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

    Research areas

  • Animals, Antimalarials/therapeutic use, France, Humans, Macaca, Malaria/epidemiology, Male, Middle Aged, Plasmodium knowlesi/isolation & purification, Thailand/epidemiology, Travel

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