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BACKGROUND: Cumulative malaria parasite exposure in endemic regions often results in the acquisition of partial immunity and asymptomatic infections. There is limited information on how host-parasite interactions mediate the maintenance of chronic symptomless infections that sustain malaria transmission. METHODS: Here, we determined the gene expression profiles of the parasite population and the corresponding host peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 21 children (

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BMC Infect Dis

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Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection, Host-parasite interactions, Immunity, Malaria, Child, Humans, Malaria, Falciparum, Asymptomatic Infections, Plasmodium falciparum, Transcriptome, Leukocytes, Mononuclear, Malaria, Gene Expression Profiling, Fever