Atovaquone-Proguanil Resistance in Imported Falciparum Malaria in a Young Child

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Abstract

Abstract:

We discuss a case of atovaquone-proguanil treatment failure in a child from Mozambique, recently arrived in North America. Four weeks after completing therapy, symptomatic parasitemia recurred, caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasites bearing a Tyr268Ser mutation in cytochrome b. We review the literature concerning atovaquone-proguanil resistance, and emphasize the importance of follow-up and consideration of resistance where patients have relapsed symptoms.

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