Jean-Claude Jolly

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Transfusion-associated malaria is often severe or even fatal, because diagnosis is frequently delayed and it complicates an already serious underlying disorder. Detection of infected donors is difficult in endemic areas due to the lack of a suitable donor screening test. Blood smear staining techniques show poor results due to the low parasite concentration(More)
A total of 125 β-thalassaemia patients receiving repeated blood transfusions were screened by Giemsa stain, Acridine-orange stain and antigen detection for evidence of malaria infection on each visit. A total of 8 (6.4%) of the patients developed post-transfusion malaria (PMT) as confirmed by tracing the infected blood donors. A high incidence of PTM in(More)
In blood group serology, a number of recent discoveries is of immense value in modern scientific knowledge. Among these ABO and Rh systems are of major clinical significance. Forensic application of blood group studies is of great value in detection of crime. Determination of paternity is another feather in forensic medicine after studying the blood group(More)
Very little information is available as regards the methods to be advocated to prevent transfusion malaria, especially in endemic countries. Most of the malaria non-endemic countries follow the rule of donor deferral for 3 years after malaria infection. This criterion cannot be followed in endemic areas since the majority of the population is continuously(More)