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Red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum can adhere to each other and so form large autoagglutinates. We show that this phenotype is common in field isolates and is strongly associated with severe malaria.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02143-7

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

22/04/2000

Volume

355

Pages

1427 - 1428

Keywords

Agglutination Tests, Animals, Child, Erythrocyte Aggregation, Erythrocytes, Humans, Malaria, Falciparum, Plasmodium falciparum, Rosette Formation, Severity of Illness Index