The released merozoites invade susceptible erythrocytes and undergo another phase of schizogony, which is relatively faster compared to that at the exoerythrocytic
Although the ability to form hypnozoites (dormant exoerythrocytic
stages) occurs in 3 human malaria parasite species (P.
This scenario implies that not all posttransfusion MPs are blood-induced; the recipients might just have had natural mosquito acquired MPs in the exoerythrocytic
stages during the pretransfusion tests.
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