Can the host immune system promote multiple invasions of erythrocytes in vivo? Differential effects of medication and host sex in a wild malaria-like model.

@article{Puente2007CanTH,
  title={Can the host immune system promote multiple invasions of erythrocytes in vivo? Differential effects of medication and host sex in a wild malaria-like model.},
  author={Josu{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez-de la Puente and Santiago Merino and Gustavo H. R. P. Tomas and Juan Moreno and Julio Morales and Elisa Lobato and Sonia Garc{\'i}a-Fraile},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 Pt 5},
  pages={651-5}
}
Multiple invasions (MIs) or infections, i.e. those by more than 1 parasite in the same erythrocyte, could be the result of parasite density or, alternatively, to parasite-related factors or host-related factors. According to the last possibility, to our knowledge, only 3 laboratory studies of malaria have found an increase in the occurrence of MIs when antibodies to parasite antigens were present. Therefore, we tested the possibility that MIs were influenced by the host immune status, using as… CONTINUE READING

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