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Plasmodium falciparum Recrudescence Two Years after Treatment of an Uncomplicated Infection without Return to an Area Where Malaria Is Endemic

Denis Malvy, Marylin Torrentino-Madamet, Coralie L'Ollivier, Marie-Catherine Receveur, Fakhri Jeddi, Laurence Delhaes, Renaud Piarroux, Pascal Millet, Bruno Pradines
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2018, 62 (2)
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We report evidence, confirmed by the lack of travel activity outside of France and genetic diversity analysis using polymorphic microsatellite markers, that Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection effectively treated with an artemisinin-based combination can remain dormant and relapse during pregnancy at least 2 years after treatment.

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