Plasmodium falciparum multiplicity correlates with anaemia in symptomatic malaria

Frank P. Mockenhaupt, Stephan Ehrhardt, Teunis A. Eggelte, Miriam Markert, Sylvester Anemana, Rowland Otchwemah, Ulrich Bienzle

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-859
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anaemia
  • Malaria
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • msp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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