Biological concepts in recurrent Plasmodium vivax malaria

@article{Markus2018BiologicalCI,
  title={Biological concepts in recurrent Plasmodium vivax malaria},
  author={Miles B. Markus},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2018},
  volume={145},
  pages={1765 - 1771}
}
  • M. Markus
  • Published 22 March 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Parasitology
Abstract A curious aspect of the evolution of the hypnozoite theory of malarial relapse is its transmogrification from theory into ‘fact’, this being of historical, linguistic, scientific and sociological interest. As far as it goes, the hypnozoite explanation for relapse is almost certainly correct. I contend, however, that many of the genotypically homologous, non-reinfection, relapse-like Plasmodium vivax recurrences that researchers ascribe to hypnozoite activation are probably hypnozoite… Expand
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