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Table 1 Sample (parasite isolate) characteristics

From: Plasmodium falciparum variant erythrocyte surface antigens: a pilot study of antibody acquisition in recurrent natural infections

  Mean ± SD
Age of patient (at inclusion in study) 32.9 months ± 9.9
Time to first recurrence 35 days ± 7.0
Number of MSP2 alleles (baseline infections) 2.29 ± 0.95
Number of MSP2 alleles (recurrent infections) 2.25 ± 2.01
Parasitaemia (baseline infections) 3.3%  ± 2.3
Parasitaemia (recurrent infections) 1.4%  ± 1.9