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American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2014, 2(6), 126-130
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-2-6-3
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Evaluation of Post Effect of Oscillating Magnetic Field Anti Malaria Therapy

Abajingin David Dele1,

1Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 26, 2014

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Abajingin David Dele. Evaluation of Post Effect of Oscillating Magnetic Field Anti Malaria Therapy. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2014; 2(6):126-130. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-2-6-3

Abstract

This study evaluates the post effect of oscillating magnetic field (OSMF) of (55 Hz, 41 mT, 6 h/day) anti malaria therapy on malaria infested rats (albino) of about three weeks old. The post effect evaluation involves the Packed Cell Volume (PCV), parasitamia or Parasitic Density (PD), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and the malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration of the Plasma and liver for the exposed rats after thirty days outside the OSMF environment. The PCV increased while the degree of parasitamia or Parasitic Density (PD) decreased over the period of investigation. Plasma and liver MDA concentration were statistically insignificantly reduced; plasma and liver SOD activities slightly increased, while plasma and liver CAT activities were significantly increased in OSMF exposed rats, (P< 0.05). Oxidative challenges were experienced by the rats exposed to OSMF, oxidative stress did not occur.

Keywords:
Oscillating magnetic field plasmodium falciparium oxidative stress plasmodium ovale

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