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Increased Microerythrocyte Count in Homozygous α+-Thalassaemia Contributes to Protection against Severe Malarial Anaemia

  • Freya J. I Fowkes,

    Affiliations: Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Stephen J Allen,

    Affiliation: The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

    ¤a Current address: School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Angela Allen,

    Affiliation: The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Michael P Alpers,

    Affiliation: PNG Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

    ¤b Current address: Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

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  • David J Weatherall,

    Affiliation: The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Karen P Day mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: karen.day@med.nyu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: March 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050056

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