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  • n. Plural form of hypnozoite.

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  • P. vivax and P. ovale have dormant liver stage parasites, called "hypnozoites", which can reactivate, or relapse, and cause malaria several months or years after the infecting mosquito bite.

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  • "hypnozoites", which can reactivate, or relapse, and cause malaria several months or years after the infecting mosquito bite.

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  • In addition, primaquine is active against the dormant parasite liver forms (hypnozoites) and prevents relapses.

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  • We cannot determine whether any apparent increase in diversity in the second survey is due to relapse from heterologous hypnozoites, as we did not successfully amplify

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  • Snounou G, Pukrittayakamee S, Tanomsing N, Kim JR, et al. (2007) Relapses of Plasmodium vivax infection usually result from activation of heterologous hypnozoites.

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  • We suggest the increase of prevalence of P. vivax regardless of reduced transmission is a result of new merozoites being released from dormant hypnozoites (relapse).

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