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Malar J. 2011 May 5;10:113. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-113.

Chloroquine resistant vivax malaria in a pregnant woman on the western border of Thailand.

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Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, PO Box 46 Mae Sot, Tak 63110, Thailand. marcus@shoklo-unit.com

Abstract

Chloroquine (CQ) resistant vivax malaria is spreading. In this case, Plasmodium vivax infections during pregnancy and in the postpartum period were not satisfactorily cleared by CQ, despite adequate drug concentrations. A growth restricted infant was delivered. Poor susceptibility to CQ was confirmed in-vitro and molecular genotyping was strongly suggestive of true recrudescence of P. vivax. This is the first clinically and laboratory confirmed case of two high-grade CQ resistant vivax parasite strains from Thailand.

PMID:
21545737
PMCID:
PMC3112451
DOI:
10.1186/1475-2875-10-113
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