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Dynamics of multi-drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in Thailand.

Authors
  • Rooney, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1992
Volume
23 Suppl 4
Pages
131–137
Identifiers
PMID: 1364859
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Since the initial report of resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine in 1960 in the Thai-Cambodian border resistance to alternative drugs occurred early after their introduction. This development is considered to be the result of population migration and excessive drug pressure along with the presence of a multi-resistance gene within the parasite population. Multi-resistant strains as such have been disseminated throughout the country by returning migrant populations.

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