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Serum levels of interleukin-18 in patients with uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria. Volume 12, numéro 2, June 2001

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Regional Hospital, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 361-4
  • Année de parution : 2001

INTRODUCTION Infection with Plasmodium falciparum, a causative agent of uncomplicated and severe clinical malaria, continues to be a global health concern [1]. Impairment of cell-mediated immunity, with specificity for both parasite and non-parasite antigens is a peculiar feature of acute P. falciparum infection [2, 3]. Stevenson et al. [4] have shown that the preferential activation of a Th1 response in mice is related to resistance to [...]