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Characteristics of Plasmodium vivax-infected erythrocyte rosettes.

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To investigate the rosette formation properties of Plasmodium vivax, blood was sampled from 26 adult Thai patients admitted with acute P. vivax malaria and a predominance of trophozoite and schizont stages in their peripheral blood smears. In each case, P. vivax-infected cells formed spontaneous rosettes with two or more uninfected red blood cells. Rosette formation of P. vivax was dependent on the divalent cations (Ca2+/Mg2+) and was highly sensitive to trypsin and heparin, but, unlike P. fa...

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Chotivanich, KT More by this author
Pukrittayakamee, S More by this author
Simpson, JA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Udomsangpetch, R More by this author
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Pages:
73-76
Publication date:
1998-07-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:b3cc4847-8208-4a80-b717-df4d6aa11c8a
Source identifiers:
36545
Local pid:
pubs:36545

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