Does α +-Thalassaemia Protect against Malaria?

Abstract

E ver since Haldane proposed in 1949 that thalassaemia might protect individuals against the scourge of malaria [1], the challenge has been to provide supporting evidence—be it at the cellular, clinical, or epidemiological level. The general topic of human red cell polymorphisms and malarial protection has attracted enormous interest, largely because this… (More)

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@article{Pasvol2006Does, title={Does α +-Thalassaemia Protect against Malaria? }, author={Geoffrey Pasvol}, journal={PLoS Medicine}, year={2006}, volume={3}, pages={267 - 273} }