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Molecular characterization of G6PD mutations reveals the high frequency of G6PD Aures in the Lao Theung population

January 13, 2021 - 09:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Amkha Sanephonasa, Chalisa Louicharoen Cheepsunthorn, Naly Khaminsou, Onekham Savongsy, Issarang Nuchprayoon and Kamonlak Leecharoenkiat
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:30, 7 January 2021

The prevalence and genotypes of G6PD deficiency vary worldwide, with higher prevalence in malaria endemic areas. The first-time assessment of G6PD deficiency prevalence and molecular characterization of G6PD mutations in the Lao Theung population were performed in this study.

The probability of a sequential Plasmodium vivax infection following asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax infections in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

January 6, 2020 - 16:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lorenz von Seidlein, Pimnara Peerawaranun, Arjen M. Dondorp, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:449, 30 December 2019

Adding 8-aminoquinoline to the treatment of falciparum, in addition to vivax malaria, in locations where infections with both species are prevalent could prevent vivax reactivation. The potential risk of haemolysis under a universal radical cure policy using 8-aminoquinoline needs to be weighed against the benefit of preventing repeated vivax episodes. Estimating the frequency of sequential Plasmodium vivax infections following either falciparum or vivax malaria episodes is needed for such an assessment.

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