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The pathophysiology of vivax malaria.

Abstract:

Long considered a benign infection, Plasmodium vivax is now recognized as a cause of severe and fatal malaria, despite its low parasite biomass, the increased deformability of vivax-infected red blood cells and an apparent paucity of parasite sequestration. Severe anemia is associated with recurrent bouts of hemolysis of predominantly uninfected erythrocytes with increased fragility, and lung injury is associated with inflammatory increases in alveolar-capillary membrane permeability. Althoug...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.pt.2009.02.003
Journal:
Trends in parasitology More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
5
Pages:
220-227
Publication date:
2009-05-01
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EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
Language:
English
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pubs:61492
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uuid:8c7a97e3-52fb-4c62-a5ae-c72cd7583af5
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61492
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2012-12-19

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