About the Authors

Timothy Planche, Achim Schwenk, Sanjeev Krishna
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Infectious Diseases, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom

Timothy Planche, Steffen Borrmann, Jean-François Faucher, Peter G Kremsner, Sanjeev Krishna
Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon

Myriam Onanga, Arnaud Dzeing, Maryvonne Kombila
Département de Parasitologie, Mycologie, et Médecine Tropicale, Faculté de Médecine, Université des Sciences de la Santé, Libreville, Gabon

Achim Schwenk
Coleridge Unit, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Steffen Borrmann, Peter G Kremsner
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Antony Wright, Les Bluck
Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Leigh Ward
Department of Biochemistry, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

Corresponding Author

s.krishna@sghms.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

TP, MK, JFF, MO, PGK, and SK designed the study. TP, SB, and AD analysed patient data; AS analysed the BIA data and constructed the models; AW and LB conducted the analysis of heavy water; and LW analysed the bromide data. TP and SK wrote the first draft of the paper; all authors commented extensively on subsequent drafts.