Plasmodium vivax and Mixed Infections Are Associated with Severe Malaria in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study from Papua New Guinea

@article{Genton2008PlasmodiumVA,
  title={Plasmodium vivax and Mixed Infections Are Associated with Severe Malaria in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study from Papua New Guinea },
  author={Blaise Genton and Val{\'e}rie D'Acremont and Lawrence Rare and Kay Baea and John C Reeder and Michael P. Alpers and Ivo Mueller},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={287 - 289}
}
BACKGROUND Severe malaria (SM) is classically associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection. Little information is available on the contribution of P. vivax to severe disease. There are some epidemiological indications that P. vivax or mixed infections protect against complications and deaths. A large morbidity surveillance conducted in an area where the four species coexist allowed us to estimate rates of SM among patients infected with one or several species. METHODS AND FINDINGS This was… CONTINUE READING
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