In 366 Ghanaian children with symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum malaria, low haemoglobin levels and severe anaemia were associated with a high multiplicity of infection (MOI) and with distinct merozoite surface protein alleles. High MOI not only reflects premunition but may also contribute to anaemia in symptomatic malaria.
- Plasmodium falciparum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases