Clinical implications of a gradual dormancy concept in malaria

@article{Richter2016ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of a gradual dormancy concept in malaria},
  author={Joachim Richter and Gabriele Franken and Martha Charlotte Holtfreter and Susanne Walter and Alfons Labisch and Heinz Mehlhorn},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={115},
  pages={2139-2148}
}
Malaria recurrences after an initially successful therapy and malarial fever occurring a long time after infection are well-known problems in malariology. Currently, two distinct types of malaria recurrences are defined: recrudescence and relapse. A recrudescence is thought to originate from circulating Plasmodium blood stages which do not cause fever before a certain level of a microscopically detectable parasitemia is reached. Contrary, a relapse is thought to originate from quiescent… CONTINUE READING
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