Elevated levels of nitric oxide and low levels of haptoglobin are associated with severe malarial anaemia in African children.

Abstract

Severe malarial anaemia (SA) is a major complication of malaria and an important cause of child mortality and morbidity. However, the pathogenesis behind SA is poorly understood. Nitric oxide (NO) is known to play a protective role against clinical malaria but is also suggested to have a pathogenic role in cerebral malaria (CM). Erythrophagocytosis by… (More)

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