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Haptoglobin genotype, anaemia and malaria in Gambian children.

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OBJECTIVE: To retest our previous finding that the haptoglobin (Hp) 22 genotype is associated with seasonal anaemia, and to investigate the role of malaria in this effect. METHODS: Haemoglobin (Hb) and peripheral parasitaemia were assessed at pre- and post-malarial season cross-sectional surveys in rural Gambian children aged 10-72 months. Between the surveys, active longitudinal surveillance was conducted to detect febrile episodes. RESULTS: Unlike previously, no overall reduction in Hb was ...

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Doherty, CP More by this author
Atkinson, SH More by this author
Nweneka, CV More by this author
Fulford, AJ More by this author
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
76-82
Publication date:
2008-01-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:96336f2d-7be9-4138-8194-e4e8e26b2f4e
Source identifiers:
40735
Local pid:
pubs:40735

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