Vivax malaria in Mauritania includes infection of a Duffy-negative individual

  title={Vivax malaria in Mauritania includes infection of a Duffy-negative individual},
  author={Nathalie Wurtz and Khadijetou Mint Lekweiry and Herv{\'e} Bogreau and Bruno Pradines and Christophe Rogier and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary and Jamal Eddine Hafid and Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem and Jean-François Trape and Leonardo Kishi Basco and S{\'e}bastien Briolant},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Duffy blood group polymorphisms are important in areas where Plasmodium vivax is present because this surface antigen is thought to act as a key receptor for this parasite. In the present study, Duffy blood group genotyping was performed in febrile uninfected and P. vivax-infected patients living in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. Plasmodium vivax was identified by real-time PCR. The Duffy blood group genotypes were determined by standard PCR followed by sequencing of the promoter region… CONTINUE READING
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