Splenic Fc receptor function in host defense and anemia in acute Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
To determine splenic Fc receptor function in patients with acute Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the clearance of IgG-coated autologous 51Cr-labeled erythrocytes in 20 patients and 10 normal controls was studied. Clearance half-times were directly correlated with both the absolute parasite count (r = .635, P less than .005) and hematocrit (r = .791, P less than .001). Clearance half-times in patients varied from 1.0 to 96.3 h (median, 14.8 h) while those of controls ranged from 8.0 to 80.3 h (...Expand abstract
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