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Blood group and size dependent stability of P. falciparum infected red blood cell aggregates in capillaries

March 25, 2020 - 14:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jötten AM, Moll K, Wahlgren M, Wixforth A, Westerhausen C
Reference: 
Biomicrofluidics, Volume 14, Issue 2

For Plasmodium falciparum related malaria (B50), one of the outstanding host factors for the development of severe disease is the ABO blood group of malaria patients, where blood group O reduces the probability of severe disease as compared to individuals of groups A, B, or AB.

Associations between red blood cell variants and malaria among children and adults from three areas of Uganda: a prospective cohort study

January 20, 2020 - 15:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elijah Kakande, Bryan Greenhouse, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:21, 15 January 2020

Multiple red blood cell (RBC) variants appear to offer protection against the most severe forms of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Associations between these variants and uncomplicated malaria are less clear.

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