Efficacy of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and mefloquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Amazon basin of Peru

Alan J. Magill, Jorge Zegarra, Coralith Garcia, Wilmer Marquiño, Trenton K. Ruebush

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In vivo antimalarial drug efficacy studies of uncomplicated Plasmodiumfalciparum malaria at an isolated site in the Amazon basin of Peru bordering Brazil and Colombia showed >50% RII/RIII resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine but no evidence of resistance to mefloquine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Antimalarial drug resistance
  • Mefloquine
  • Peru
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Sulfadoxine- pyrimethamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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