Estimation of the Total Parasite Biomass in Acute Falciparum Malaria from Plasma PfHRP2

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M Dondorp, Arjen; Desakorn, Varunee; Pongtavornpinyo, Wirichada; Sahassananda, Duangjai; Silamut, Kamolrat; Chotivanich, Kesinee; N Newton, Paul; Pitisuttithum, Punnee; M Smithyman, A.; J White, Nicholas; P. J Day, Nicholas;
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020204
  • Subject: estimation | acute | parasite | biomass | Cancer | malaria | plasma | falciparum | pfhrp2
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

<div><h3>Background</h3><p>In falciparum malaria sequestration of erythrocytes containing mature forms of <em>Plasmodium falciparum</em> in the microvasculature of vital organs is central to pathology, but quantitation of this hidden sequestered parasite load in vivo ha... View more
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