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Open Access | Evaluation of chloroquine therapy for vivax and falciparum malaria in southern Sumatra, western Indonesia

February 17, 2010 - 20:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Inge Sutanto, Dedeh Endawati, Liem Hui Ling, Ferdinand Laihad, Rianto Setiabudy, J Kevin Baird
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:52 (12 February 2010)

Clinical trial of the use of chloroquine for monoinfections of P.falciparum and P. vivax. Although a small study and almost 7 years old, the data provide clear evidence of high grade chloroquine resistance in western Indonesia, a long distance from the known hot spot on the Island of Papua.

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Open Access | Assessment of two malaria rapid diagnostic tests in children under five years of age, with follow-up of false-positive pLDH test results, in a hyperendemic falciparum malaria area, Sierra Leone

January 29, 2010 - 14:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Sibylle Gerstl, Sophie Dunkley, Ahmed Mukhtar, Martin De Smet, Samuel Baker, Jacob Maikere
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:28 (21 January 2010)

Both RDTs were highly sensitive, met WHO standards for the detection of falciparum malaria monoinfections where parasitaemia was >100 parasites/mul and were easy to use. CareStartTM persistent false positivity decreased quickly after successful anti-malarial treatment, making it a good choice for a RDT for a hyperendemic falciparum malaria area.

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Open Access | Serum retinol concentration in patients with acute falciparum malaria in Aligarh, India

January 24, 2010 - 12:16 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Adil Raza, Haris M Khan, Mohd. Ashraf Malik, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Mohd. Shahid, Fatima Shujatullah
Reference: 
J Infect Dev Ctries 2009; 3(11):865-868.

Vitamin A (retinol)-deficiency and falciparum malaria are two major public health problems in developing countries. Falciparum malaria is associated with significant destruction of erythrocytes and can lead to severe anaemia.

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