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  1. How does plasmodium replicate in humans
  2. Why is Plasmodium not as prevalent in temperate regions and developed countries?
  3. Treatment of malaria - problems?
  4. The five species cause human malaria
  5. What does P. falciparum do when it infects RBCs
  1. a Chloroquine, Quinine, Mefloquine, Artemisinin. Drug resistance has developed for these drugs - Chloroquine sucks and Artemisinin is the best, but drug resistance to everything is a problem.
  2. b asexual schizogony
  3. c The infected RBCs bind to epithelium causes knobs and rosettes, and ruins clearance in liver and spleen
  4. d Easier to control vector in temperature regions and in developed countries there is more money and more advanced infrastructure.
  5. e 1. Plasmodium falciparum 2. Plasmodium vivax 3. Plasmodium malariae 4. Plasmodium ovale 5. Plasmodium knowlesi

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. children under 5 years old
  2. Found in plasmodium apicomplexans. A pigment they produce as a result of hemoglobin breakdown.
  3. P. malariae
  4. Quartan malaria w/ 72 hr recurring fevers. 7% of cases. ZOONOSIS only in monkeys. Invades old RBCs. Doesn't go dormant, but can exist at really small levels up to 53 years.
  5. 1. Anemia arising from RBC destruction (merozoites released) 2. Host inflammatory response (overproduction of cytokines, fevers and chills)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Invades any RBC72 hr recurring fevers


  2. 7% of malaria casesP. vivax


  3. John went backpacking in Asia and South America 8 years ago, and now he has malaria? How?P. vivax can relapse after up to 8 years, fight it or treat it. Hypnozoite stage in liver is dormant stage.


  4. Hypnozoite stage is present inP. vivax and P. ovale


  5. Intermediate host of plasmodium ishuman


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