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Host age as a determinant of naturally acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum.

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The usual course of infection by Plasmodium falciparum among adults who lack a history of exposure to endemic malaria is fulminant. The infection in adults living with hyper- to holoendemic malaria is chronic and benign. Naturally acquired immunity to falciparum malaria is the basis of this difference. Confusion surrounds an essential question regarding this process: What is its rate of onset? Opinions vary because of disagreement over the relationships between exposure to infection, antigeni...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Parasitology today (Personal ed.)
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
105-111
Publication date:
1995-03-05
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ISSN:
0169-4758
URN:
uuid:9d707892-5976-4be3-956f-02c868987321
Source identifiers:
81830
Local pid:
pubs:81830
Language:
English

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