Absence of knobs on parasitized red blood cells in a splenectomized patient in fatal falciparum malaria.
We present a case report of fatal falciparum malaria of a splenectomized adult Thai patient. The patient developed high peripheral parasitemia and showed signs of severe malaria with multiorgans involvement. Ultrastructure of Plasmodium falciparum-infected red blood cells in a fatal splenectomized patient and pathological features are reported for the first time with special emphasis on the role of the spleen as a modulating cytoadherence phenotype of parasitized red blood cells (PRBC). In th...Expand abstract
- The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
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