The role of platelets in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria

Abstract

Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world and cerebral malaria is responsible for the majority of malaria-associated deaths. There is a strong association between thrombocytopenia and outcome in malaria, suggesting a role for platelets in the pathogenesis of malaria. This thrombocytopenia is likely due to platelet… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00018-009-0211-3

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