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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Nov-Dec;97(6):707-8.

Infectivity of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes to Anopheles arabiensis after treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.

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Communicable Disease Control, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa. goverej@whoafr.org

Abstract

Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine induces increased gametocytaemia when used for treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Laboratory-reared Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes were fed with blood from patients with post-therapeutic gametocytaemia using a membrane feeder. Fourteen days later the heads and thoraxes of 613 mosquitoes were negative for P. falciparum sporozoites by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

PMID:
16117968
DOI:
10.1016/s0035-9203(03)80108-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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