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).
The presence of falciparum gametocytes on blood films indicates the presence of malaria infection of at least 10 days' duration (but frequently 3 weeks or longer), and hence the possibility of missed or delayed infection.
Besides, asymptomatic malaria cases are difficult due to low parasitic density and availabilities of simple diagnostic methods; asymptomatic carriers especially adults are common in endemic areas and, as potential gametocyte carriers, represent an important reservoir for malaria transmission [21].
Este resultado contuvo todas las referencias de las busquedas mas especificas: primaquine, gametocyte, falciparum 30 referencias; primaquine, transmission blocking, falciparum 9 referencias; primaquine, gametocyte, transmission blocking 3 referencias.
From all of the forms of plasmodium vivax, gametocyte type, 85 were randomly selected to conform the training group.
falciparum thick smears containing 5620 gametocytes were screened for measuring the gametocyte density for microgametocyte (male) and macrogametocyte (female).
Thin blood smears were taken at the same time as the blood count measures on days 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16, and used to calculate the asexual parasite density (parasites per ml) on each of these days and gametocyte density (gametocytes per ml) on day 16 PI.
23 These studies showed that a higher percentage of mosquitoes became infected following blood feeding on Plasmodium-infected T2DM mice compared to mosquitoes that fed on infected control animals, despite no significant differences in circulating gametocyte levels.
For slides that were confirmed positive, the asexual parasite density and gametocyte density were scored against 200 leukocytes.
In most cases, there was only one abnormal gametocyte per gonad follicle, and one to five infected gametocytes per section.
Asymptomatic parasitaemia provides gametocyte reservoir in the community, capable of transmitting infections to the mosquitoes.