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A Case of Recrudescence Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Treated with Atovaquone–Proguanil
1 Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Enfeksiyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
2 Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018; 42: 233-236
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2018.5818
Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, Uganda
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Malaria is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by infection with the Plasmodium protozoa transmitted by an infective female Anopheles mosquito. Despite successful control programs in many countries, malaria remains to be a major disease burden worldwide, with approximately 584,000 deaths annually. The incidence of the disease and responsible species may differ due to increased human movements between countries. Plasmodium falciparum infection carries a poor prognosis with a high mortality if untreated, but it has an excellent prognosis if diagnosed early and treated appropriately. In the present study, we described a patient diagnosed with falciparum malaria and treated with atovaquone–proguanil who had a history of traveling to Uganda. 

 

Cite this article as: Kaman A, Tanır G, Akkaya B, Bayhan Gİ, Gayretli Aydın ZG, Aydın Teke T. A Case of Recrudescence Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Treated with Atovaquone-Proguanil. Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018; 42(3): 233-6.

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