This study found a considerable number of asymptomatic P. vivax infections that were mostly submicroscopic, of which, approximately one-quarter harboured mature gametocytes.
Plasmodium ovale is rare and not exactly known to be autochthonous in Malaysia.
Here, we report an improved method of hematopoietic stem cell culture for P. vivax infection, which requires less time and produces higher or equivalent percentage of reticulocytes than previously reported systems.
To date, this is the most complete report on molecular characterization of P. vivax and P. falciparum field isolates in Honduras with regards to genetic diversity. These results indicate that P. vivax and P. falciparum parasite populations are highly diverse in Honduras despite the low level of transmission.
Plasmodium vivax is causing increasingly more cases of severe malaria worldwide.
In this review we present recent developments in the analysis of Plasmodium vivax clinical trials and ex vivo drug-susceptibility assays, as well approaches currently being used to identify molecular markers of drug resistance.
A therapeutic efficacy study was conducted using artemetherlumefantrine + primaquine against P. vivax to evaluate a treatment alternative for chloroquine.
The Duffy (Fy) antigens act as receptors for chemokines as well as for Plasmodium vivax to invade human RBCs.
The real-time PCR with TaqMan probes enabled the identification of P. vivax in a high proportion of clinically healthy donors, highlighting the potential risk for transfusiontransmitted malaria.