No Ordinary Sleeper Cell: Managing the Varied Problems of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

J Spec Oper Med. 2017 Fall;17(3):90-94. doi: 10.55460/7NRD-TVX7.


Plasmodium vivax malaria is an essential yet elusive target of tropical disease eradication efforts, and is the focus of this literature review. This review will reacquaint Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics with the basic principles of malaria as context for understanding the several confounding issues particular to P. vivax infections. The review concludes with current malaria guidelines and malaria mitigation strategies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency / complications
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Malaria, Vivax* / diagnosis
  • Malaria, Vivax* / drug therapy
  • Malaria, Vivax* / parasitology
  • Malaria, Vivax* / prevention & control
  • Military Personnel*
  • Tropical Climate