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- Leroy, Eric M., et al. Show all 15 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2015 v.112 no.22 pp. 7051-7054
- Plasmodium falciparum; World Health Organization; alleles; children; death; humans; malaria; people; public health; sickle cell anemia; Central Africa
- ... Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disorder that poses a serious health threat in tropical Africa, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health priority. Its persistence in human populations has been attributed to the resistance it provides to Plasmodium falciparum malaria in its heterozygous state, called sickle cell trait (SCT). Because of migration, SCT is becoming commo ...
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