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Is human malarial coma caused, or merely deepened, by sequestration?

Clark, Ian A; Alleva, Lisa


Much research into falciparum malaria coma assumes the primary event to be vascular obstruction by parasitized red blood cells. Recent evidence that vivax malaria, caused by a parasite traditionally thought not to block blood flow, seems to alter brain function to the same degree as falciparum malaria has seriously questioned this. These data are a timely call to reassess whether vascular obstruction should still be considered the primary cause of the coma of falciparum disease. They add to a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/


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