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Suppressive chemoprophylaxis invites avoidable risk of serious illness caused by Plasmodium vivax malaria

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Despite inadequacy in preventing vivax malaria after travel, suppressive chemoprophylaxis has dominated travel medicine strategy since the advent of chloroquine in 1946. The lethal threat of falciparum malaria versus the perceived benign consequence of vivax malaria underpins this strategic posture. Recent evidence demonstrating vivax malaria as often pernicious should prompt reconsideration of that posture. Causal prophylaxis kills early developing forms of plasmodia in the liver, thus preve...

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10.1016/j.tmaid.2013.01.002

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Journal:
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
60-65
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1873-0442
ISSN:
1477-8939
URN:
uuid:0c1274e4-334c-42bf-b5b2-ac55920dd4dc
Source identifiers:
396062
Local pid:
pubs:396062

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