Journal Article

Detection of Artemisinin-resistant <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> in Malarial Infection: A Brief Review of Methods

Neils B. Quashie

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 2, pages 119-121
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp074
Detection of Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Malarial Infection: A Brief Review of Methods

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The WHO has recommended artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of malaria in disease endemic countries. In an attempt to assess the sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to the drug, various methods have been used. It is the purpose of this short review to critically examine these methods and give recommendations.

Keywords: Artemisinin; resistance; Plasmodium falciparum; combination; parasite; mutation

Journal Article.  1560 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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