Plasmodium falciparum malaria and human red cells. II. Red cell genetic traits and resistance against malaria.

@article{GuggenmoosHolzmann1981PlasmodiumFM,
  title={Plasmodium falciparum malaria and human red cells. II. Red cell genetic traits and resistance against malaria.},
  author={Irene Guggenmoos-Holzmann and Ulrich Bienzle and Lucio Luzzatto},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={16-22}
}
In 702 Nigerian children under 6 years of age the incidence and the severity of malarial infection was studied with respect to haemoglobin types and red cell glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase variants. The results suggest that Hb AS as well as the female genotype GdA-/GdB offer selective advantage against the disease. Parasite densities in carriers of these… CONTINUE READING