Nested PCR Analysis of Plasmodium Parasites

  • Georges Snounou
  • Balbir Singh
Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 72)


In the natural and untreated intermediate hosts, Plasmodium infections are maintained for extended and often lifelong periods. Parasitemia generally reaches its highest level in the first peak after inoculation, and only rises thereafter during increasingly brief and interspersed episodes. As the host acquires tolerance to higher numbers of multiplying parasites, the severity and duration of the clinical episodes that coincide with the parasite peaks diminish.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Snounou
    • 1
  • Balbir Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Bio-medical ParasitologyInstitut PasteurParisFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesUniversiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)SarawakMalaysia

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