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parasitemia

[‚par·ə·si′tē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of parasites in the blood.
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The peripheral blood film demonstrated parasitaemia with a mild to moderate load of Plasmodium falciparum.
The effect on HIV viral load increases with the severity of malaria, whereby patients with fever and high parasitaemia have a significant increase in viral load.
On the other hand, for unexplained reasons, we observed that the persistence HRPII found in this study was not affected by the initial level of parasitaemia as indicated in Table 2.
In general, the TSR personnel, many of whom were recruited from non endemic areas of the country, were found to have more parasitaemia than the villagers due to their low levels of immunity.
Microscopic examination of the blood smears showed nucleated RBCs, basophilic stippling and anisocytosis at 1-7% parasitaemia. On account of that MCV had increased in Anaplasma infected cattle.
Malaria in areas of unstable transmission usually follows seasonal patterns of transmission as mosquito populations fluctuate, with the prevalence of parasitaemia at a minimum in the cooler dry season.
In the vervet monkey model as described by Schmidt and Sayer [13], late-stage is assumed to be achieved when relapse parasitaemia occurs.
The inclusion criteria for the original study were: [greater than or equal to] 1 year of age, unique P falciparum parasitaemia of [greater than or equal to] 1,000 asexual forms/[micro]L, and the willingness to participate.
equi to their foals and such foals born at term can have a massive parasitaemia On the other hand (De Waal 1992; De Waal and Van Heerden 2004) mention that although anti piroplasims drugs suppress the parasite but do not eliminate completely therefore carrier mares may transmit the organism to their breed and it is assumed that once the parasite crosses the placenta and infects the fetus the result is either an abortion or a foal born with neonatal Babesiosis.
The ease with which infection can be transmitted in this way depends largely on the degree of parasitaemia [6].