Drug-Resistant Malaria: The Era of ACT
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As drug-resistant falciparum malaria has continued to evolve and spread worldwide, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) have become the centerpiece of global malaria control over the past decade. This review discusses how advances in antimalarial drug resistance monitoring and rational use of the array of ACTs now available can maximize the impact of this highly efficacious therapy, even as resistance to artemisinins is emerging in Southeast Asia.
KeywordsDrug-resistant malaria Artemisinin-based combination therapy ACT Plasmodium falciparum Antimalarial resistance
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