Overview of human genetic susceptibility to malaria: From parasitemia control to severe disease.


Malaria is a life-threatening blood disease caused by the protozoan Plasmodium. Infection may lead to several different patterns of symptoms in the host: asymptomatic state, uncomplicated disease or severe disease. Severe malaria occurs mostly in young children and is a major cause of death. Disease is thought to result from the sequestration of parasites… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.06.001


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