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HIV infection drives IgM and IgG3 subclass bias in Plasmodium falciparum-specific and total immunoglobulin concentration in Western Kenya

September 10, 2019 - 15:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eliud O. Odhiambo, Dibyadyuti Datta, Bernard Guyah, George Ayodo, Bartholomew N. Ondigo, Benard O. Abong’o, Chandy C. John and Anne E. P. Frosch
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:297, 30 August 2019

HIV infection is associated with more frequent and severe episodes of malaria and may be the result of altered malaria-specific B cell responses. However, it is poorly understood how HIV and the associated lymphopenia and immune activation affect malaria-specific antibody responses.

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Role of secondary level laboratories in strengthening quality at primary level health facilities’ laboratories: an innovative approach to ensure accurate HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria test results in resource-limited settings

December 11, 2012 - 07:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tsegahun Manyazewal, Antonio D. Paterniti, Robert R. Redfield, Francesco Marinucci
Reference: 
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 75, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 55–59
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Providing regular external quality assessment of primary level laboratories and timely feedback is crucial to ensure the reliability of testing capacity of the whole laboratory network.

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