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Free Content Molecular assessment of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to antimalarial drugs in China

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Objective  In China, Chloroquine (CQ) and sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) were abandoned for the treatment of falciparum malaria 20 years ago due to resistance. Subsequent field studies showed a trend of declining CQ and SP resistance in the country. The main purpose of this study was to analyse the molecular markers of antimalarial resistance and thereby to assess the possibility of reintroduction of CQ or SP for falciparum malaria treatment.
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Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; Resistencia a medicamentos; drug resistance; polimorfismos de nucleótidos simples; polymerase chain reaction; polymorphisme de nucléotide simple; reacción en cadena de la polimerasa; réaction en chaîne de la polymérase; résistance aux médicaments; single nucleotide polymorphism

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, China

Publication date: 2009-10-01

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