Plasmodium species co-infection as a cause of treatment failure

Alison Smith, Justin T Denholm, Jake Shortt, Denis William Spelman

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Abstract

We report a case of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium malariae coinfection with associated failure of clinical response to artemether + lumefantrine therapy. This case highlights the need to consider co-infection in the setting of apparent treatment failure and the impact of mixed species infection upon host dynamics and clinical presentation. Recognition of malarial co-infection is clinically important for determining appropriate therapy and preventing disease sequelae. ? 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306 - 309
Number of pages4
JournalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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