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Prevalence of antifolate resistance mutations in Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Afghanistan.

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BACKGROUND: Artesunate plus sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS+SP) is now first-line treatment for Plasmodium falciparum infection in several south Asian countries, including Afghanistan. Molecular studies provide a sensitive means to investigate the current state of drug susceptibility to the SP component, and can also provide information on the likely efficacy of other potential forms of artemisinin-combination therapy. METHODS: During the years 2007 to 2010, 120 blood spots from patients with ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1475-2875-12-96

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Li Ka Shing Foundation Ltd More from this funder
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Malar J Journal website
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12
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1
Article number:
96
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1475-2875
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1475-2875
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390795

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