Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: "Resistance" to diagnostics: A serious biological challenge for malaria control and elimination
Author: Mayor Aparicio, Alfredo Gabriel
Bassat Orellana, Quique
Keywords: Malària
Causes de la mort
Causes of death
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Delay in diagnosis and treatment is the leading cause of death in malaria patients. The recommendation issued in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to reserve malaria treatment to parasitologically confirmed malaria infections has boosted the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which have now become a critical component of management and surveillance of malaria. Indeed, it has been estimated that over 280 million RDTs are now used annually, at a cost of hundreds of millions of euros [1]. Beyond their use as a diagnostic tool for patients with suspected malaria, the detection of Plasmodium antigens in blood samples is also used in in vitro tests of sensitivity to antimalarial drugs, as a marker of clinical severity and to verify the elimination of the parasite after treatment, although the decay of parasite antigens may take longer than the clearance of parasitaemia.2 p.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a:
It is part of: EBioMedicine, 2019, vol. 50, p. 9-10
Related resource:
ISSN: 2352-3964
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (ISGlobal)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
MayorA_EBioMedicine_2019_Commentary.pdf281.2 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons