Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--27

Suspected Artesunate Resistant Malaria in South India


Shalini Akunuri, Pandey Shraddha, Vedita Palli, Buddha MuraliSantosh 
 Department of Pediatrics, Lotus Hospitals for Women and Children, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shalini Akunuri
Department of Pediatrics, Lotus Hospitals for Women and Children, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
India

We report four cases of complicated malaria in Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border between July 2016 and December 2016, with apparent treatment failure with artemisinin drugs, and all showing parasitological clearance after quinine and adjuvant clindamycin therapy. However, one case died due to complications of malaria. We highlight the need for increased monitoring and surveillance to identify artemisinin combination therapy resistance in other parts of India apart from Northeastern states. It is also essential to ensure rationale use of the existing antimalarial drugs.


How to cite this article:
Akunuri S, Shraddha P, Palli V, MuraliSantosh B. Suspected Artesunate Resistant Malaria in South India.J Global Infect Dis 2018;10:26-27


How to cite this URL:
Akunuri S, Shraddha P, Palli V, MuraliSantosh B. Suspected Artesunate Resistant Malaria in South India. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];10:26-27
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