Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax in Papua New Guinea

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Mar-Apr 1992;86(2):121-2. doi: 10.1016/0035-9203(92)90531-g.

Abstract

An Australian expatriate on regular weekly antimalarial prophylaxis with chloroquine base and Maloprim developed symptomatic Plasmodium vivax infection which failed to respond adequately to 600 mg of chloroquine base. More ominously, a resident of the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea contracted vivax malaria which failed to be cleared by 2400 mg chloroquine base administered over 4 d. Both patients had achieved appropriate blood and plasma concentrations of chloroquine after treatment. Chloroquine-resistant P. vivax is now a clinical fact in Papua New Guinea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Chloroquine / therapeutic use*
  • Dapsone / therapeutic use
  • Drug Combinations
  • Drug Resistance
  • Humans
  • Malaria, Vivax / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Plasmodium vivax / drug effects
  • Pyrimethamine / therapeutic use
  • Sulfadoxine / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Antimalarials
  • Drug Combinations
  • fanasil, pyrimethamine drug combination
  • Maloprim
  • Sulfadoxine
  • Chloroquine
  • Dapsone
  • Pyrimethamine