Anti-lymphocytotoxic antibodies in sera of Thai adults infected with Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium vivax.

Abstract

Because of the potential for the elimination of lymphocytes through anti-lymphocytotoxic antibodies we examined individual sera of patients infected with falciparum or vivax malaria for the presence of antibodies against normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells. In assays done at 15 degrees C, 95% of the P. falciparum patients and 98% of the P. vivax… (More)

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