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Diagnostic practices and treatment for p. vivax in the interethnic therapeutic encounter of South-Central Vietnam: a mixed-methods study

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Malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region is challenged by a rising proportion of malaria attributable to P. vivax. Primaquine (PQ) is effective in eliminating the parasite’s dormant liver stages and can prevent relapsing infections, but it induces severe haemolysis in patients with Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, highlighting the importance of testing enzyme activity prior to treatment. A mixed-method study was conducted in south-central Vietnam to explore the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3390/pathogens10010026

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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
200909/Z/16/Z
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
Pathogens More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Article number:
26
Publication date:
2020-12-31
Acceptance date:
2020-12-28
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EISSN:
2076-0817
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1155902
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pubs:1155902
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2021-01-13

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