hypnozoite


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hyp·no·zo·ite

(hip'nō-zō'īt),
Exoerythrocytic schizozoite of Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale in the human liver, characterized by delayed primary development; thought to be responsible for malarial relapse.

hyp·no·zo·ite

(hip'nō-zō'īt)
Exoerythrocytic schizozoite of Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale in the human liver, characterized by delayed primary development; thought to be responsible for malarial relapse.
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It is easier to appreciate the feasibility of this straightforward explanation than to imagine what the mechanistic basis of a homologous hypnozoite relapse postulation for renewed parasitaemia might be.
Plasmodium vivax is not fatal, though it is responsible for considerable morbidity in those populations where it is endemic through hypnozoites (the dormant parasite stages in liver) causing relapse within weeks to months after primary episode (2).
vivax invariably in the form of dormant hypnozoites [16,17].
malariae despite liver hypnozoites not being found (13,14).
vivax infections are characterized by relapse of malaria due to persistent latent forms in liver called as hypnozoites.
Relapses of Plasmodium vivax infection usually result from activation of heterologous hypnozoites.
Ovale malaria may relapse months or years after exposure due to the presence of hypnozoites in the liver of which the longest reported incubation period for P.
Malaria control strategies have had limited success and are confounded by varying numbers of relapses occurring at different intervals as a result of activation of dormant liver-stage hypnozoites after the initial infection1.
ovale hypnozoites may give rise to malaria episodes even years after exposure.