Relapse of imported Plasmodium vivax malaria is…

Background: Relapsing Plasmodium vivax infection results in significant morbidity for the individual andis a key factor in transmission. Primaquine remains the only licensed drug for prevention ofrelapse. To minimize relapse rates, treatment guidelines have recently been revised torecommend an increased primaquine dose, aiming to achieve a cumulative dose of [greater than or equal to]6 mg/kg,i.e. [greater than or equal to]420 mg in a 70 kg patient.

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Relapse of imported Plasmodium vivax malaria is…