Published in Blood Weekly, March 23rd, 2000
The pathogenesis of severe anemia in patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection is not clearly understood. Both host and parasite factors are believed to play a role in severe anemia associated with malaria. The complexity of infection - that is, the number of clones infecting a single individual - has been evaluated as a potential factor contributing to the outcome of the infection. Some reports suggest that patients with severe malaria appear to have less complex...
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