Nanotechnology applied to the treatment of malaria.

  title={Nanotechnology applied to the treatment of malaria.},
  author={Nereide S Santos-Magalh{\~a}es and Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  volume={62 4-5},
Despite the fact that we live in an era of advanced technology and innovation, infectious diseases, like malaria, continue to be one of the greatest health challenges worldwide. The main drawbacks of conventional malaria chemotherapy are the development of multiple drug resistance and the non-specific targeting to intracellular parasites, resulting in high dose requirements and subsequent intolerable toxicity. Nanosized carriers have been receiving special attention with the aim of minimizing… CONTINUE READING
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