The development of artemisinin resistance in malaria: reasons and solutions

  title={The development of artemisinin resistance in malaria: reasons and solutions},
  author={C. Chrubasik and R. Jacobson},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • C. Chrubasik, R. Jacobson
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • Despite world‐wide efforts in fighting malaria, this mosquito‐borne infectious disease is a huge burden for the population, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. The WHO recommends artemisinin‐based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, artemisinin resistance cannot now be ignored. Factors affecting the development of artemisinin resistance include uncontrolled use of artemisinin‐based combination therapy (ACT), mobile populations… CONTINUE READING
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