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Open Access | Increased serum hepcidin and alterations in blood iron parameters associated with asymptomatic P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria

February 11, 2010 - 08:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Quirijn de Mast, Din Syafruddin, Stephan Keijmel, Teun Olde Riekerink, Oktavian Deky, Puji B. Asih, Dorine W. Swinkels, Andre J. van der Ven
Haematologica, Volume 95, No. 2, February 2010

Asymptomatic Plasmodium spp. infections and anemia are highly prevalent conditions in tropical regions. We studied whether asymptomatic parasitemia induces hepcidin- and/or cytokine-mediated iron maldistribution and anemia.

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