Serum concentrations of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor in complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

Abstract

Involvement of neutrophils in the control of blood parasites in malaria has been reported. Both, mononuclear phagocytes and neutrophils are known to be stimulated by cytokines such as TNF-alpha in order to augment the defence potency against the parasites. Previously, it has been shown that serum-G-CSF concentrations are increased in patients with bacterial… (More)

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