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Molecular surveillance of the Pfmdr1 N86Y allele among Congolese pregnant women with asymptomatic malaria

May 12, 2020 - 16:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Louis Regis Dossou-Yovo, Francine Ntoumi, Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Jeannhey Christevy Vouvoungui, Ayodele Adedoja, David Nderu, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan and Arsène Lenga
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:178, 8 May 2020

Malaria in pregnancy is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Regular surveillance of artemisinin-based combination therapy tolerance, or molecular makers of resistance, is vital for effective malaria treatment, control and eradication programmes. Plasmodium falciparum multiple drug resistance-1 gene (Pfmdr1) N86Y mutation is associated with reduced susceptibility to lumefantrine. This study assessed the prevalence of Pfmdr1 N86Y in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

NOT Open Access | Asymptomatic Submicroscopic Plasmodium Infection Is Highly Prevalent and Is Associated with Anemia in Children Younger than 5 Years in South Kivu/Democratic Republic of Congo

March 9, 2020 - 14:37 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Lufungulo Bahati Y, Delanghe J, Bisimwa Balaluka G, Sadiki Kishabongo A, Philippe J
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Mar 2

One of the most important problems in controlling malaria is the limited access to effective and accurate diagnosis of malaria parasitemia. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of anemia and the relationship with asymptomatic submicroscopic Plasmodium infection.

Exploring association between MBL2 gene polymorphisms and the occurrence of clinical blackwater fever through a case–control study in Congolese children

January 20, 2020 - 15:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Joseph M. Bodi, Célestin N. Nsibu, Kenji Hirayama, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:25, 15 January 2020

Blackwater fever (BWF), one of the most severe and life-threatening forms of falciparum malaria, is characterized by acute massive intravascular haemolysis, often leading to acute renal failure. Thus far, the genetics of the underlying susceptibility to develop BWF is not fully elucidated. Deficiency in the MBL protein, an important component of the innate immune system, has previously been suggested to be a susceptibility factor for the development of severe malaria. This study aimed to evaluate the association between MBL2 gene polymorphisms, known to affect the MBL protein level/activity, and the occurrence of BWF among Congolese children.

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