Autoagglutination of malaria-infected red blood cells and malaria severity

David J. Roberts*, Arnab Pain, Oscar Kai, Moses Kortok, Kevin Marsh

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Red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum can adhere to each other and so form large autoagglutinates. We show that this phenotype is common in field isolates and is strongly associated with severe malaria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1428
Number of pages2
Issue number9213
StatePublished - Apr 22 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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