Gametocytocidal effect of primaquine in a chemotherapeutic malaria control trial in North Sumatra, Indonesia.


The effect of primaquine as a gametocytocidal drug was investigated in 218 P. falciparum (Pf) malaria cases detected during passive case detection (PCD) from August to December 1985 in two coastal villages of North Sumatra, where chloroquine-resistant and Fansidar-sensitive Pf was prevalent. Sulfonamide + pyrimethamine (SP) in combination with primaquine… (More)


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