Evidence against immune haemolysis in falciparum malaria in Thailand.
Evidence of immune mediated haemolysis was sought in 83 patients with P. falciparum malaria in eastern Thailand. Amongst 73 patients with uncomplicated infection 12 (16.4%) had a weakly positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT). The incidence in 32 children aged 8-16 years was similar to that in adults. Of 10 patients with cerebral malaria, six adults, all of whom were in unrousable coma, had a positive DAT. Erythrocyte-bound IgG1 accounted for the positive DAT in all cases; sensitization with ...Expand abstract
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