Malaria: Diagnosis, serology

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Serology can only be carried out in reference hospitals and is of no importance for the individual diagnosis in acute fever. The antibodies are positive from the tenth day, so at the beginning of the attack they will be negative. The presence of antibodies only shows that there has been contact with the parasite. This does not mean that there is sufficient immunity. There will be high titres of antibodies in the tropical hyperreactive splenomegaly syndrome. Malaria type IgG antibodies penetrate the placenta and will give the neonate temporary and partial protection against malaria during the first months of life. Antibodies after infection remain positive for a longer time.

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