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High chloroquine treatment failure rates and predominance of mutant genotypes associated with chloroquine and antifolate resistance among falciparum malaria patients from the island of Car Nicobar, India

May 13, 2010 - 13:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Manoj K. Das1, Vanshika Lumb, Pooja Mittra, Shiv S. Singh, Aditya P. Dash and Yagya D. Sharma
Reference: 
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2010 65(6):1258-1261

There is a predominance of chloroquine- and antifolate-resistant P. falciparum malaria in Car Nicobar, requiring an alternative antimalarial drug treatment policy, such as implementation of artesunate combination therapy (ACT), for this island.

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