Lansana Sangaré

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Peripheral parasite density of Plasmodium falciparum is used as an indicator of malaria disease severity, but does not quantify central sequestration, which is important in the pathogenesis of severe disease. Malaria pigment, recognizable within the cytoplasm of phagocytic cells by light microscopy may represent a peripheral marker for parasite biomass. One(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosoma haematobium infection causes severe urinary disease and considerable mortality. The factors that determine disease progression from mild to severe stages are not fully understood. METHODS Here we describe a cross-sectional epidemiological study of kidney and bladder diseases in 2 Dogon populations with different exposure to S.(More)
Background. We performed 2 cross-sectional studies in Ménaka in the Northeastern Mali across 9 sites in different ecological settings: 4 sites have permanent ponds, 4 without ponds, and one (City of Ménaka) has a semipermanent pond. We enrolled 1328 subjects in May 2004 (hot dry season) and 1422 in February 2005 (cold dry season) after the rainy season.(More)
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