G6PD Deficiency Prevalence and Estimates of Affected Populations in Malaria Endemic Countries: A Geostatistical Model-Based Map

@inproceedings{Howes2012G6PDDP,
  title={G6PD Deficiency Prevalence and Estimates of Affected Populations in Malaria Endemic Countries: A Geostatistical Model-Based Map},
  author={Rosalind E. Howes and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric B Piel and Anand P. Patil and Oscar A. Nyangiri and Peter W. Gething and M Cynthia Dewi and Mariana M. Hogg and Katherine Battle and Carmencita David Padilla and John Kevin Baird and Simon I. Hay},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Primaquine is a key drug for malaria elimination. In addition to being the only drug active against the dormant relapsing forms of Plasmodium vivax, primaquine is the sole effective treatment of infectious P. falciparum gametocytes, and may interrupt transmission and help contain the spread of artemisinin resistance. However, primaquine can trigger haemolysis in patients with a deficiency in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDd). Poor information is available about the… CONTINUE READING
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