Early parasite clearance following artemisinin-based combination therapy among Ugandan children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

@inproceedings{Muhindo2013EarlyPC,
  title={Early parasite clearance following artemisinin-based combination therapy among Ugandan children with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria},
  author={Mary K. Muhindo and Abel Kakuru and Prasanna Jagannathan and Ambrose Otau Talisuna and Emmanuel Osilo and Francis Orukan and Emmanuel Arinaitwe and Jordan W. Tappero and Frank Kaharuza and Moses R. Kamya and Grant Dorsey},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2013}
}
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is widely recommended as first-line therapy for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria worldwide. Artemisinin resistance has now been reported in Southeast Asia with a clinical phenotype manifested by slow parasite clearance. Although there are no reliable reports of artemisinin resistance in Africa, there is a need to better understand the dynamics of parasite clearance in African children treated with ACT in order to better detect the emergence… CONTINUE READING
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