Severe thrombocytopaenia in patients with vivax malaria compared to falciparum malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis
OPEN Infectious diseases of poverty | 13 Feb 2018
C Naing and MA Whittaker
Plasmodium vivax is the most geographically widespread species among human malaria parasites. Immunopathological studies have shown that platelets are an important component of the host innate immune response against malaria infections. The objectives of this study were to quantify thrombocytopaenia in P. vivax malaria patients and to determine the associated risks of severe thrombocytopaenia in patients with vivax malaria compared to patients with P. falciparum malaria.
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