Malaria, erythrocytic infection, and anemia.

  title={Malaria, erythrocytic infection, and anemia.},
  author={Kasturi Haldar and Narla Mohandas},
  journal={Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program},
Malaria is a major world health problem. It results from infection of parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax cause the major human malarias, with P falciparum being the more virulent. During their blood stages of infection, both P falciparum and P vivax induce anemia. Severe malarial anemia caused by P falciparum is responsible for approximately a third of the deaths associated with disease. Malarial anemia appears to be multi-factorial. It… CONTINUE READING
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