Characteristics of Plasmodium vivax-infected erythrocyte rosettes.
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...Expand abstract
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