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Possible treatment failure of artemether-lumefantrine in an Italian traveler with uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

Author(s): Ernestina Carla Repetto | Claudio Giacomazzi | Antonio Traverso

Journal: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
ISSN 2035-3006

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e2011041;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Malaria | drug resistance

Artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in endemic areas with multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum. We report a case of possible artemether-lumefantrine failure in an Italian traveler with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria imported from Democratic Republic of Congo.
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