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Case report: Peculiarities of a malaria case imported from Myanmar to Moscow (Russian Federation)

May 2, 2013 - 08:55 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Anatoly Kondrashin, Susanna Rabinovich, Vladimir Sergiev, Anatoly Tokmalaev
Reference: 
MWJ 2013, 4, 3
Article type: 
Case report
Abstract: 

An imported case of presumably Chesson strain Plasmodium vivax from Myanmar to Moscow is presented. In the absence of radical treatment with primaquine the patient experienced a series of 5 subsequent relapses after treatment with Delagil (chloroquine). The period between relapses ranged from 47-61 days. It is concluded that importation of Chesson-like strains with high relapse frequencies, in conjunction with their relative tolerance to primaquine and the absence of adequate treatment with this drug, might result in the re-establishment of local transmission in areas free of malaria but with high receptivity.

 

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