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Blood test could save lives of malaria-patients

Published: 2014-04-22

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 627 000 people died from malaria in 2012. Most of them were children younger than five years old. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SciLifeLab have now, together with colleagues in England and Nigeria, found a way to differentiate patients with a lighter form of the disease from those who develop more severe and deadly forms of malaria.

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Affinity proteomics reveals elevated muscle proteins in plasma of children with cerebral malaria. Bachmann J, Burté F, Pramana S, Conte I, Brown BJ, Orimadegun AE, Ajetunmobi WA, Afolabi NK, Akinkunmi F, Omokhodion S, Akinbami FO,Shokunbi WA, Kampf C, Pawitan Y, Uhlén M, Sodeinde O, Schwenk JM, Wahlgren M, Fernandez-Reyes D, Nilsson P. PLoS Pathog. Online April 2014, doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004038