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Directly-observed therapy (DOT) for the radical 14-day primaquine treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax has a dormant hepatic stage, called the hypnozoite, which can cause relapse months after the initial attack. For 50 years, primaquine has been used as a hypnozoitocide to radically cure P. vivax infection, but major concerns remain regarding the side-effects of the drug and adherence to the 14-day regimen. This study examined the effectiveness of using the directly-observed therapy (DOT) method for the radical treatment of P. vivax malaria infection, to prevent r...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1475-2875-9-308

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Article number:
308
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Source identifiers:
102692
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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