In vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum in neonatal blood

  title={In vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum in neonatal blood},
  author={Ulrich Sauerzopf and Yabo Josiane Honkpehedji and Ay{\^o}la A Adgenika and Elianne N Feugap and Ghyslain Mombo Ngoma and Jean-Rodolphe Mackanga and Felix L{\"o}tsch and Marguerite Massinga Loemb{\'e} and Peter Gottfried Kremsner and Benjamin Mordm{\"u}ller and Michael Ramharter},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Children below the age of six months suffer less often from malaria than older children in sub-Saharan Africa. This observation is commonly attributed to the persistence of foetal haemoglobin (HbF), which is considered not to permit growth of Plasmodium falciparum and therefore providing protection against malaria. Since this concept has recently been challenged, this study evaluated the effect of HbF erythrocytes and maternal plasma on in vitro parasite growth of P. falciparum in Central… CONTINUE READING
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