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Clinical status and implications of antimalarial drug resistance.

Abstract:

Africa carries the greatest burden of disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum, and we can expect this burden to rise in the near future, mainly because of drug resistance. Although effective drugs are available (such as artemether-lumefantrine, mefloquine, atovaquone-proguanil and halofantrine) they are uniformly too expensive for routine use. Affordable options include chloroquine plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), amodiaquine (alone or in combination with SP) and chlorproguanil-dapsone. A...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
157-164
Publication date:
2002-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1769-714X
ISSN:
1286-4579
URN:
uuid:02ff3937-34d9-400a-aae0-73f84358fab2
Source identifiers:
38153
Local pid:
pubs:38153

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