Malaria or Paludism

Is a mortal and infectious disease transmitted by a mosquito

Malaria is caused by a parasite of Plasmodium genre

According to the World Health Organization

40% of the world’s population have risk to acquire malaria
Every two minutes a child die because of malaria
Every year are reported more than 200 millions of new cases
There are 150 k Malaria cases per year in Colombia

Microscopic Detection of Malaria

Thin drop smear

Parasite count in 5000 cells (Red blood cell)

According to the number of infected and uninfected cells, the percentage of parasitic density is deduced and it’s determined whether the patient has malaria

Disadvantages

The manual count demands a lot of time
High error margin because of human count

Thick drop smear

Parasite count between 100 and maximum 500 cells (White blood cells)

According to the number of infected and uninfected cells, the percentage of parasitic density is deduced and it’s determined whether the patient has malaria

Disadvantages

The manual count demands a lot of time
High error margin because of human count
Is less accurate than the thin drop smear

Other diagnostic method (Non-microscopic)

Rapid diagnostic test (RDT)

They are a support for the diagnostic of malaria when a microscopic test is not available

Disadvantages

It’s the fastest but least reliable diagnostic method
Requires corroboration with the execution of a microscopic test

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