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Risk factors for gametocyte carriage in uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

Abstract:

The factors affecting the development of patent Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia were assessed in 5,682 patients entered prospectively into a series of antimalarial drug trials conducted in an area of low and seasonal transmission on the western border of Thailand. Of the 4,565 patients with admission thick smear assessments, 110 (2.4%) had gametocytemia. During the follow-up period 170 (3%) of all patients developed patent gametocytemia, which in 89% had developed by day 14 following trea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Simpson, JA More by this author
Luxemburger, C More by this author
Phaipun, L More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
60
Issue:
6
Pages:
1019-1023
Publication date:
1999-06-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:c5e70e04-be09-41be-90c3-a33783299070
Source identifiers:
18972
Local pid:
pubs:18972

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