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"malaria parasite score"

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Fri Mar 5 09:55:47 EST 1999

I have never heard of a "malaria parasite score," but the "malaria parasite
index" refers to the percentage of individuals showing parasites in the
peripheral blood (Chatterjee, K.D., 1952, Human parasites and parasitic
diseases, pg. 441).

jane yeats wrote in message <36DFD1F6.309B at medmicro.uct.ac.za>...
>I'm sorry to post this here, having just read your potential moderator's
>statement that this newsgroup is "not a clearing house for tropical
>medicine", but I haven't found a tropical medicine group so hope someone
>can help or refer me elswhere:
>I can't find a definition/description of the "malaria parasite score". I
>have reason to believe it must be a scoring method that is a
>simpler/cruder than the usual "percentage parasitaemia"
>I'd be grateful for advice

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