Plasmodium malariae

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  • P. malariae infects primarily older erythrocytes.
  • recurrences of disease from P. falciparum or P. malariae (recrudescence) result from increased numbers of persisting blood forms, not from persisting liver forms

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  2. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 14th ed. Fauci et al (eds), McGraw-Hill Inc. NY, 1998, pg 1180-89