Plasmodium chabaudi infections of NFR/N mice made anemic by dietary iron deficiency produced mortalities of 25% (male) and 7% (female) compared with 100% in iron-sufficient controls. When iron-deficient mice convalescing from the primary infection were returned to the normal diet, 100% experienced recrudescent parasitemia. No recrudescence occurred in mice maintained on the iron-deficient diet.
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