Guinea

Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Artemisinin-containing therapies are highly effective against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Insufficient numbers of tablets and inadequate package inserts result in sub-optimal dosing and possible treatment failure. This study reports the case of three, non-immune, expatriate workers with P. falciparum acquired in Africa, who failed to respond to artemisinin-based therapy. Sub-therapeutic dosing in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendations was the probable cause.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Yves
Chappuis, François
Loutan, Louis
Taylor, Walter
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: In the last five years, countries have been faced with changing their malaria treatment policy to an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), many with no national data on which to base their decision. This is particularly true for a number of West African countries, including Guinea, where these studies were performed. Two studies were conducted in 2004/2005 in programmes supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres, when chloroquine was still national policy, but artesunate (AS)/sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) had been used in refugee camps for two years.

Author(s): 
Bonnet, Maryline
Roper, Cally
Félix, Martine
Coulibaly, Léonie
Kankolongo, Gabriel Mufuta
Guthmann, Jean Paul
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