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Adaptive evolution and fixation of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum genotypes in pregnancy-associated malaria: 9-year results from the QuEERPAM study

March 5, 2012 - 12:22 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steve M. Taylor, Alejandro Antonia, Gaoqian Feng, Victor Mwapasa, Ebbie Chaluluka, Malcolm Molyneux, Feiko O. ter Kuile, Stephen J. Rogerson, Steven R. Meshnick
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Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 12, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 282-290

MalariaWorldWe conducted a retrospective serial cross-sectional study between 1997 and 2006 to investigate changes in drug-resistant malaria among pregnant women delivering at a single hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

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Open Access | Performance of Two Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Febrile Adult Patients with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection in Blantyre, Malawi

February 2, 2012 - 11:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Jobiba Chinkhumba, Monica Nyanda, Jacek Skarbinski and Don P. Mathanga
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:199-202

MalariaWorldThe performance of two histidine-rich protein type-2–based malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) was examined in a rural area with a high prevalence of malaria and human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection in 113 and 445 febrile patients ≥ 15 years of age with and without HIV-1 infection, respectively.

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Open Access | Malaria in infants below six months of age: retrospective surveillance of hospital admission records in Blantyre, Malawi

January 7, 2010 - 13:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Beatriz Larru, Elizabeth Molyneux, Feiko O ter Kuile, Terrie Taylor, Malcolm Molyneux, Dianne J Terlouw
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:310 (29 December 2009)

The World Health Organization provides treatment guidelines for children from six months onwards, without specific treatment guidelines for the younger infants. A number of recent reports however suggest that the burden in this young age group may be underestimated.

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