Medical Paristology - September 15

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Medical Paristology September 15, 2009 Malaria o apicomplexans o Means “bad air” o 4 species of malaria P. falciparum Erythrocytic cycle is 48 hours No relapse Stages in the RBC are elongate and take over the whole blood cell Made it into the Americas and the S. Pacific Most worrisome has the most resistance In Falciparum the cells become sticky and plug up the capillaries of the brain and you die of cerebral malaria o Huge fever and become comatose, brain not getting enough blood Only stages you see in the blood are the early rings and gametocytes Massive numbers can infect red blood cells P. vivax Erythrocytic cycle is 48 hours Rings are very amoeboid moves around a lot in the RBC Has relapse Most widely distributed of all Tends to be in N. Africa, some in China, Russia, and Finland Does well in temperate climates (became programmed to wait until it became nice again P. ovale Erythrocytic cycle is 48 hours Has relapse West coast of Africa (mainly) Blood cells become oval Causes elongation of RBC P. malarie Erythrocytic cycle is 72 hours No relapse
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Mainly in India and jumped over to Africa Forms band shapes in the blood o Must be bitten by mosquito Takes about 14-15 days before stages in blood occur in the human species
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course BIOMI 3310 taught by Professor Bowman,d. during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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