The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 261–267 | Cite as

Laboratory diagnosis of malaria

  • D. S. Choudhury
  • S. K. Ghosh
Symposium: Malaria


Malaria parasites can easily be detected and the species identified by proper examination of the peripheral smears from the patients. JSB staining gives a very satisfactory preparation if done properly. It is very quick staining technique and ideal for laboratory examination for malaria parasites. The thin smear gives all the details of the parasite and should be examined since time is not a factor in arriving at correct diagnosis.


Malaria Malaria Parasite Chloroquine Quinidine Quinine 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Choudhury
    • 1
  • S. K. Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Malaria Research CentreIndian Council of Medical ResearchDelhi

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