parasitemia


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parasitemia

[‚par·ə·si′tē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of parasites in the blood.
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Time to recrudescence was the time to recrudesce to the initial parasitemia.
Percentage parasitemia was determined every 24h for days 1-24 post-infection and every 72h for days 27-42.
Second, both malaria-naive and semi-immune patients live in the same areas, where tests designed to detect the presence of malaria antigens may be positive in patients who have low-level malaria parasitemia but who do not have clinical disease.
There was no significant difference in the prevalence of malaria based on the presence of parasitemia (27% vs.
5% Giemsa stain for 60 min) was done to measure the parasitemia levels (asexual parasites/[micro]l) and this evaluation was done independently by two laboratory scientists.
The pattern of result on the effect of the extract on percentage parasitemia and their chemosuppresive property ranks the antimalarial activity of Carica papaya next to artemisinin which was used as control in this experiment.
There's no need to keep the patient in the hospital until the parasitemia is zero; once the parasitemia is falling in response to therapy, monitoring can safely be accomplished on an outpatient basis with daily blood films until the patient has fully recovered.
Among the treatment groups no significant decrease in parasitemia was found when compared to the controls; however there was a significant decrease in parasitemia when the tea groups were compared with the active ingredient groups.
on day 4 post-infection), parasitemia of individual mouse was determined by microscopic examination of Giemsastained thin blood smears prepared from mouse tail blood.
It was found that zinc, DHEA or zinc and DHEA supplementation enhanced the immune response, as evidenced by a significant reduction in parasitemia levels.
The interpretation of parasitemia levels can be difficult, since they tend to vary considerably both temporally and spatially and may often be associated with considerable error in comparison to prevalence (McCurdy et al.
The control of malaria parasitemia is immune mediated, and this prevents most malaria infections from becoming clinically apparent in semi-immune adults in endemic areas, including pregnant women.