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Current methods for the detection of antimalarial drug resistance in Plasmodium parasites infecting humans.
Slater, Lucinda; Betson, Martha; Ashraf, Shoaib; Sargison, Neil; Chaudhry, Umer.
Afiliación
  • Slater L; Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Betson M; Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK.
  • Ashraf S; Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Sargison N; Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Chaudhry U; Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK; Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK. Electronic address: u.chaudhry@surrey.ac.uk.
Acta Trop ; 216: 105828, 2021 Jan 16.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33465353
ABSTRACT
Malaria is the world's deadliest parasitic disease. Great progress has been made in the fight against malaria over the past two decades, but this has recently begun to plateau, in part due to the global development of antimalarial drug resistance. The ability to track drug resistance is necessary to achieve progress in treatment, disease surveillance and epidemiology, which has prompted the development of advanced diagnostic methods. These new methods provide unprecedented access to information that can help to guide public health policies. Development of new technologies increases the potential for high throughput and reduced costs of diagnostic tests; improving the accessibility of tools to investigate the forces driving disease dynamics and, ultimately, clinical outcomes for malaria patients and public health. This literature review provides a summary of the methods currently available for the detection of antimalarial drug resistance from the examination of patients' blood samples. While no single method is perfect for every application, many of the newly developed methods give promise for more reliable and efficient characterisation of Plasmodium resistance in a range of settings. By exploiting the strengths of the tools available, we can develop a deeper understanding of the evolutionary and spatiotemporal dynamics of this disease. This will translate into more effective disease control, better-informed policy, and more timely and successful treatment for malaria patients.
Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Contexto en salud: Agenda de Salud Sostenible para las Américas / Enfermedades Desatendidas Tema en salud: Objetivo 5: Medicamentos, vacunas y tecnologías sanitarias / Malária Base de datos: MEDLINE Tipo de estudio: Estudio diagnóstico Idioma: Inglés Revista: Acta Trop Año: 2021 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Reino Unido

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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Contexto en salud: Agenda de Salud Sostenible para las Américas / Enfermedades Desatendidas Tema en salud: Objetivo 5: Medicamentos, vacunas y tecnologías sanitarias / Malária Base de datos: MEDLINE Tipo de estudio: Estudio diagnóstico Idioma: Inglés Revista: Acta Trop Año: 2021 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Reino Unido