Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low-dose treatment may block malaria transmission

Lower doses of the antimalarial drug primaquine are as effective as higher doses in reducing malaria transmission, according to a study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases by London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common enzyme deficiency may hinder plans to eradicate malaria

In malaria-endemic countries, 350 million people are predicted to be deficient in an enzyme that means they can suffer severe complications from taking primaquine, a key drug for treating relapsing malaria, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most effective malaria drug regimens highlighted in study

A study published today identifies the most effective drug combinations recommended for use as first-line treatments for malaria. The research also suggests that augmenting the treatments with a single dose of the drug primaquine ...