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Molecular analysis demonstrates high prevalence of chloroquine resistance but no evidence of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

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Background

Artemisinin resistance is present in the Greater Mekong region and poses a significant threat for current anti-malarial treatment guidelines in Bangladesh. The aim of this molecular study was to assess the current status of drug resistance in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh near the Myanmar border.

Methods

Samples were obtained from patients enrolled into a Clinical Trial (NCT02389374) conducted in Alikadam, Bandarban between August 2014 and Ja...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12936-017-1995-5

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Johora, FT More by this author
Hossain, ME More by this author
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
335
Publication date:
2017-08-05
Acceptance date:
2017-08-10
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ISSN:
1475-2875
Pubs id:
pubs:724232
URN:
uri:51dd6ad2-4f96-4cf5-916a-76c5dcc5306e
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uuid:51dd6ad2-4f96-4cf5-916a-76c5dcc5306e
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pubs:724232

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