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NOT Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum Isolates Carrying pfk13 Polymorphisms Harbor the SVMNT Allele of pfcrt in Northwestern Indonesia

July 27, 2020 - 12:26 -- NOT Open Access
Lubis IND, Wijaya H, Lubis M, Lubis CP, Beshir KB, Sutherland CJ
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Jul 22; 64(8):e02539-19

Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the first-line antimalarial regimen in Indonesia. Susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinin is falling in the Greater Mekong subregion, but it is not known whether the efficacy of current combinations is also threatened in nearby Sumatera. We evaluated the genetic loci pfcrt, pfmdr1, and pfk13, considered to be under selection by artemisinin combination therapy, among 404 P. falciparum infections identified by PCR detection in a cross-sectional survey of 3,731 residents of three regencies.

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