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Immune Complex Levels in Children with Severe Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria.
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine, 2000-05)
Malaria infection leads to the formation of circulating immune complexes. However, it is unclear whether these complexes play a role in the pathogenesis of complicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. This study aimed at ...
The levels of CD16/Fc gamma receptor IIIA on CD14+ CD16+ monocytes are higher in children with severe Plasmodium falciparum anemia than in children with cerebral or uncomplicated malaria.
Fc gamma receptor IIIA (CD16/Fc gamma RIIIA) on monocytes/macrophages may play an important role in the pathogenesis of severe malarial anemia (SMA) by promoting phagocytosis of IgG-coated uninfected red cells and by ...
Patient related barriers to adequate blood pressure control among adult hypertensive patients seen at Kiambu County Hospital, Kenya
(East and Central Africa Medical Journal, 2020)
Introduction: Hypertension is a key precursor to cardiovascular and renal disease globally. According to WHO, Prevalence of hypertension was about 40 % globally in 2015 and 45% in Sub Saharan Africa in 2015. Despite much ...
Distinct Pattern of Class and Subclass Antibodies in Immune Complexes of Children with Cerebral Malaria and Severe Malarial Anaemia.
(Parasite Immunology Journal, 2008)
Plasmodium falciparum infection can lead to deadly complications such as severe malaria-associated anaemia (SMA) and cerebral malaria (CM). Children with severe malaria have elevated levels of circulating immune complexes ...
Uptake of Chronic Kidney Disease Preventive Measures among Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital, Kenya
The rise in chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence worldwide is alarming. It is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity, thus demanding special consideration as one of the increasing public health concerns. ...