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What is the effect of malaria on t-cells?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Little to none

The malaria parasite infects red blood cells, not white blood cells, of which t cells are a sub-type.
Having malaria should have little direct effect on t cells however there can be some indirect effect simply from being sick with fever.

In brief: Little to none

The malaria parasite infects red blood cells, not white blood cells, of which t cells are a sub-type.
Having malaria should have little direct effect on t cells however there can be some indirect effect simply from being sick with fever.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

Malaria is a parasite that attacks red blood cells.

In brief: None

Malaria is a parasite that attacks red blood cells.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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