First Report of Neutrophil Involvement of Exflagellated Plasmodium vivax Microgametes

@inproceedings{Choi2014FirstRO,
  title={First Report of Neutrophil Involvement of Exflagellated Plasmodium vivax Microgametes},
  author={Soo In Choi and Byung Ryul Jeon and Yong-Wha Lee and Hee Bong Shin and You Kyoug Lee},
  booktitle={Annals of laboratory medicine},
  year={2014}
}
Dear editor Malarial infections pass through multiple stages, beginning in the hepatic parenchymal cells where invading sporozoites mature into schizonts. On maturation, these schizonts rupture and release merozoites into the bloodstream, which, in turn, target erythrocytes, leading to the clinical manifestations of the disease [1]. Exflagellation is characterized by thin, flagella-shaped microgametes emerging from male malaria gametocytes; occurs in the midgut of the Anopheles mosquito; and… CONTINUE READING