The Pathophysiological Role of Kallikrein and Histamine in Malaria

  • A. O. Onabanjo
  • B. G. Maegraith
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 8)


The lesions often observed in some organs at the advanced stages of malarial infections include apparent ‘blockage’ of capillaries by parasitised and unparasitised erythrocytes, possibly resulting from the activity of a circulating toxic factor liberated during the infection (Maegraith, 1966). The complicated clinical picture observed in this disease and the relatively irregular correlation involving the clinical and pathological findings with the intensity of the parasitic infection, have stimulated investigation into the physiological and pathological processes such as coma, which might result from the activity of substances liberated during the infection.


Intradermal Injection Plasmodium Knowlesi Infected Monkey Kallikrein Activity Knowlesi Malaria 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Onabanjo
    • 1
  • B. G. Maegraith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineUK

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