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Challenges in the Control and Elimination of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

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The human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax imposes unique challenges to its control and elimination. Primary among those is the hypnozoite reservoir of infection in endemic communities. It is the dominant source of incident malaria and exceedingly difficult to attack due to both inability to diagnose latent carriers and the potentially life-threatening toxicity of primaquine in patients with an inborn deficiency of G6PD, the only therapeutic option against hypnozoites. Large segments of ende...

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10.5772/intechopen.77082
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https://www.intechopen.com/books/towards-malaria-elimination-a-leap-forward

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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IntechOpen Publisher's website
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Towards Malaria Elimination: A Leap Forward Journal website
Publication date:
2018-07-18
Acceptance date:
2018-04-09
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978-1-83881-413-7
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844148
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9781789235517
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pubs:844148
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2018-04-25

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