Treatment of chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria

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    Treatment of chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria


    Chloroquine has been extensively used in mass drug administrations, which may have contributed to the emergence and spread of resistance. It is recommended to check if chloroquine is still effective in the region prior to using it.

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    The adult treatment doses of chloroquine can be given for non-falciparum malaria. In the case of P. vivax or P. ovale, however, the radical cure with primaquine should be postponed until the pregnancy is over; instead chloroquine should be continued, given weekly during the pregnancy. Chloroquine resistance is widespread. Chloroquine should not be used for treatment of P. falciparum infections from areas of chloroquine resistance or malaria occurring in patients where chloroquine prophylaxis has failed. Patients infected with a resistant strains of plasmodia should be treated with another antimalarial drug. Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Haiti is considered chloroquine susceptible, although resistance transporter alleles associated with chloroquine resistance were recently detected. Among 49 patients with falciparum malaria, we found neither parasites carrying haplotypes associated with chloroquine resistance nor instances of chloroquine treatment failure.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against treatment of malaria with chloroquine alone due to more effective combinations. In areas where resistance is present, other antimalarials, such as mefloquine or atovaquone, may be used instead.

    Treatment of chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria

    CDC - Malaria - Diagnosis & Treatment United States., Aralen chloroquine Malaria Drug Side Effects & Dosage

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  3. Development of resistance to chloroquine CQ and other drug treatment in Plasmodium falciparum malaria has led the World Health Organization WHO to change its recommendations to adopt artemisinin combination therapy ACT as the first-line drug for the treatment of P. falciparum malaria cases in most endemic countries.

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    In addition, any of the regimens listed for the treatment of chloroquine-resistant malaria may be used for the treatment of chloroquine-sensitive. P. falciparum. malaria. Prompt initiation of an effective regimen is vitally important, so using any one of the effective regimens that is readily available would be the preferred strategy. High-Dose Chloroquine for Treatment of Chloroquine-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria. Ursing J1, Rombo L2, Bergqvist Y3, Rodrigues A4, Kofoed PE5. Author information 1Projecto de Saúde de Bandim, Indepth Network, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet Department of Infectious Diseases, Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm. Chloroquine CQ was Pakistan's first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria from 1950 to 2007 3. It remains first-line treatment for vivax malaria, so is still used for treating unconfirmed malaria and falciparum infections undetected by microscopy or misdiagnosed as vivax 2.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine inhibits autophagy to. - PubMed Central PMC Moreover, elevated p62 is significantly correlated with poor survival in breast cancer patients Supplementary Figure 1, suggesting a role for autophagy in breast cancer reoccurrence 14-18. HCQ is a lysotropic chloroquine derivative that accumulates within lysosomes, resulting in lysosome neutralization and the inhibition of autophagic flux.

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