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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.

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