Influence of host iron status on Plasmodium falciparum infection

  title={Influence of host iron status on Plasmodium falciparum infection},
  author={Martha A. Clark and Morgan M. Goheen and Carla Cerami},
  journal={Frontiers in Pharmacology},
Iron deficiency affects one quarter of the world's population and causes significant morbidity, including detrimental effects on immune function and cognitive development. Accordingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends routine iron supplementation in children and adults in areas with a high prevalence of iron deficiency. However, a large body of clinical and epidemiological evidence has accumulated which clearly demonstrates that host iron deficiency is protective against… 

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