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In vitro sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to anti-folinic agents (trimethoprim, pyrimethamine, cycloguanil): a study of 29 African strains

L K Basco, J Le Bras
Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique 1997, 90 (2): 90-3
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The in vitro drug sensitivity of three dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors (pyrimethamine, cycloguanil, trimethoprim) was determined against 29 strains and isolates of Plasmodium falciparum by an isotopic semi-microtest. Trimethoprim is less active than pyrimethamine or cycloguanil and its activity is correlated with that of two other inhibitors, suggesting cross-resistance in vitro among the dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors.

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