Understanding platelets in malaria infection.

  title={Understanding platelets in malaria infection.},
  author={Craig N. Morrell},
  journal={Current opinion in hematology},
  volume={21 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Platelets are most identified as the cellular mediator of thrombosis. It is becoming increasingly evident that platelets also have complicated roles in vascular inflammatory and infectious diseases. Platelets have been linked to initiating or accelerating the pathogenesis of diverse pathologies, such as atherosclerosis acute and chronic transplant rejection, arthritis, influenza, and malaria infection. Platelets may also have protective roles in killing microbes, such as… CONTINUE READING
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