Heavy Uncontrolled Use of Chloroquine May Have Contributed to the Development of Resistance by Plasmodium Falciparum: a Warning to the Observed Use of the New Artemesin Group of Drugs

  • Published 2008


Severe malaria is a medical emergency requiring the urgent administration of an effective antimalarial drug. Chloroquine was such a drug, being very effective in the clearing of the causative agent of malaria known as Plasmodium falciparum. The operational use of antimalarial drugs has unfortunately been hampered by the development of drug resistant… (More)


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