Seasonal variation in agglutination of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes.

  title={Seasonal variation in agglutination of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes.},
  author={Haider A Giha and Thor G. Theander and Trine Staals\o and Cally Roper and Ibrahim M. Elhassan and Hamza A. Babiker and Gwiria M. H. Satti and David E. Arnot and Lars Hviid},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={58 4},
Agglutination and rosette formation are in vitro characteristics of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes, which have been associated with host protective immune responses and also with parasite virulence. The present study was carried out in an area of seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. Plasma samples were obtained before, during, and after the transmission season from a volunteer cohort of 64 individuals seven years of age and older. These plasmas were assayed… CONTINUE READING