Resistance to antimalarials by Plasmodium falciparum in Arso PIR, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Between 1987 and 1990, susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine and to Fansidar was measured in vivo in 151 volunteers using the standard 7-day test. All volunteers lived in Arso PIR, Irian Jaya. A 25 mg/kg dose of chloroquine base was administered over a three-day period to 92 volunteers positive for P. falciparum rings (greater than 10 rings/200 white blood cells). Fifty volunteers (54%) showed results consistent with resistance. Twenty-nine were classified RII, and 21 RIII. I...Expand abstract
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