Clearance kinetics of parasites and pigment-containing leukocytes in severe malaria.
In tropical areas, where unsupervised use of antimalarial drugs is common, patients with an illness consistent clinically with severe malaria but with negative blood smears pose a management dilemma. Malaria pigment is evident in peripheral blood leukocytes in greater than 90% of patients with severe malaria. To characterize the clearance kinetics of parasitized erythrocytes and malaria pigment-containing leukocytes, sequential peripheral blood and intradermal smears were assessed in 27 adult...Expand abstract
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