Molecular and immunological analyses of confirmed Plasmodium vivax relapse episodes
BackgroundRelapse infections resulting from the activation hypnozoites produced by Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale represent an important obstacle to the successful control of these species. A single licensed drug, primaquine is available to eliminate these liver dormant forms. To date, investigations of vivax relapse infections have been few in number.
ResultsGenotyping, based on polymorphic regions of two genes (Pvmsp1F3 and Pvcsp) an... Expand abstract
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