gametocyte


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gametocyte

[gə′mēd·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An undifferentiated cell from which gametes are produced.
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Falciparum malaria: accidental transmission to man by mosquitoes after infection with culture-derived gametocytes.
Gametocytes appear in peripheral Gametocytes appear in peripheral blood after clinical symptoms (38).
Sowunmi and Fateye (2) examined gametocyte carriage and intensities of gametocytaemia in Nigerian children suffering from uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria treated with antimalarial drugs.
Other pathogens listed in Table 1, viruses (Viral Gametocyte Hypertrophy) (Farley 1985), Rickettsia/Chlamydia/ Mycoplasma (RLOs) (Harshbarger et al.
As part of its complex life cycle, a malaria parasite produces gametocytes while in the blood of a vertebrate host.
Of the 4-(1H)-quinolones, the researchers focused their efforts on the compound ELQ-300, which inhibited malaria parasites during the erythrocytic stage, when they cause symptoms in humans; as well as during the gametocyte and developmental stages in the mosquito, when the parasites are transmitted.
in case management), accurate diagnosis is vital for surveillance in malaria control programmes for several reasons: in delineating local malaria epidemiology, identifying transmission 'hotspots', thereby triggering control programme action, and detecting gametocyte carriers, who may be minimally symptomatic.
Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte carriage in asymptomatic children in western Kenya.
There was no significant difference found in the histopathology of renal biopsy of falciparum and vivax malaria except that gametocyte of Pf was noted in one of the tuft in one Pf case (Fig.
26] This high prevalence of SP-resistant parasites most likely enhanced transmission, as individuals infected with SP-resistant parasites have increased gametocyte loads, [27] which are more infectious to mosquitoes than SP-sensitive gametocytes.
Delay in diagnosis, and consequently delay in treatment, increases gametocyte carriage and thus malaria transmission.