Barriers to routine G6PD testing prior to treatment with primaquine.
Primaquine is essential for the radical cure of vivax malaria, however its broad application is hindered by the risk of drug-induced haemolysis in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Rapid diagnostic tests capable of diagnosing G6PD deficiency are now available, but these are not used widely.
A series of qualitative interviews were conducted with policy makers and healthcare providers in four vivax-endemic count...Expand abstract
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