Hemolysis Is Associated with Low Reticulocyte Production Index and Predicts Blood Transfusion in Severe Malarial Anemia

@inproceedings{Fendel2010HemolysisIA,
  title={Hemolysis Is Associated with Low Reticulocyte Production Index and Predicts Blood Transfusion in Severe Malarial Anemia},
  author={Rolf Fendel and Christian Brandts and Annika Rudat and Andrea Kreidenweiss and Claudia Steur and Iris Appelmann and Bettina Ruehe and Paul E. Schroeder and Wolfgang E Berdel and Peter Gottfried Kremsner and Benjamin Mordmueller},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Falciparum Malaria, an infectious disease caused by the apicomplexan parasite Plasmodium falciparum, is among the leading causes of death and morbidity attributable to infectious diseases worldwide. In Gabon, Central Africa, one out of four inpatients have severe malarial anemia (SMA), a life-threatening complication if left untreated. Emerging drug resistant parasites might aggravate the situation. This case control study investigates biomarkers of enhanced hemolysis in hospitalized… CONTINUE READING

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