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Contraindications for Primaquine Therapy to Eliminate the Persistent Liver Stages of Plasmodium vivax or ovale

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Plasmodium vivax and Pl. ovale have a liver stage that serves as a source for persistent disease with relapse. Primaquine can be given to eliminate the intrahepatic forms (hypnozoites) if there are no contraindications.

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