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J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Feb;43(2):978-81.

Diagnostic and therapeutic pitfalls associated with primaquine-tolerant Plasmodium vivax.

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Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.

Abstract

We describe a U.S. Army Ranger returning from duty in Afghanistan and Iraq with life-threatening infection due to Plasmodium vivax. Morphological variants were observed in blood films prepared using samples collected by venipuncture. The patient's multiple relapses indicate infection with primaquine-tolerant P. vivax. Strategies for relapse prevention using primaquine are reviewed.

PMID:
15695723
PMCID:
PMC548064
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.43.2.978-981.2005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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