The role of low level Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in anaemia among infants living in an area of intense and perennial transmission.

@article{Kitua1997TheRO,
  title={The role of low level Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia in anaemia among infants living in an area of intense and perennial transmission.},
  author={Andrew Yona Kitua and Thomas A. Smith and Pedro Luis Chas Alonso and Honorathy M R Urassa and Honorati Masanja and J. Kimario and Marcel Tanner},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={325-33}
}
Children under one year of age in an area of intense and perennial Plasmodium falciparum transmission were followed up for one year to establish to what extent chronic, low parasitaemia was associated with severe anaemia. There was a significant increase in the prevalence of anaemia (PCV < or = 25%) with increase in parasite density. PCV levels were related not only to concurrent parasite density but also decreased with densities measured one month previously. At any point in time, the mean PCV… CONTINUE READING

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