Cerebral malaria: the contribution of studies in animal models to our understanding of immunopathogenesis


de Souza, JB; Riley, EM; (2002) Cerebral malaria: the contribution of studies in animal models to our understanding of immunopathogenesis. Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur, 4 (3). pp. 291-300. ISSN 1286-4579

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Abstract

Cerebral malaria is a serious and often fatal complication of Plasmodium falciparum infections. The precise mechanisms involved in the onset of neuropathology remain unknown, but parasite sequestration in the brain, metabolic disturbances and host immune responses are all thought to be involved. This review outlines the current state of knowledge of cerebral disease in humans, and discusses the contribution of studies of animal models to elucidation of the underlying mechanisms. (C) 2002 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Research Centre: Malaria Centre
Web of Science ID: 174867300005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1261205

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