publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Genetic Variants in Malaria Patients in Southwestern Ethiopia

Lambodhar Damodaran;
  • Published: 30 Oct 2017
Abstract
Each year 2.8 million cases of malaria resulting in 5,000 deaths are reported in Ethiopia, showing a major shift in the burden of malaria in the country.1 Malaria in this country is mostly seasonal and unstable. Ethiopia is one of the few countries in Africa where Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum coexist. Plasmodium vivax contributes to 44% of malaria cases.1 As the burden of malaria declines, the possibility of malaria elimination is discussed more often.2 Antimalarial treatments are one of the main population level interventions in malaria elimination programs. Primaquine, an 8-aminoquinoline-based drug, attacks the gametocyte stage of Plasmodium dur...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseaseshemic and lymphatic diseasescongenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalitiesnutritional and metabolic diseases
free text keywords: Malaria, medicine.disease, medicine, Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Plasmodium vivax, biology.organism_classification, biology, Virology, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Plasmodium falciparum, Gametocyte, Immunology, Primaquine, medicine.drug, Articles
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