Use of mosquito preventive measures is associated with increased RBC CR1 levels in a malaria holoendemic area of western Kenya.

Abstract

Malaria is responsible for close to 1 million deaths each year, mostly among African children. Red blood cells (RBCs) of children with severe malarial anemia show loss of complement regulatory proteins such as complement receptor 1 (CR1). We carried out this study to identify socio-economic, environmental, and biological factors associated with the loss of… (More)
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0342

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