Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20--23

Mechanisms of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine resistance and health implication in Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A mini review


Abubakar Yaro 
 Africa Health Research Organization, PO Box NT31 Accra New Town; and Viva Biomedical Institute PO Box AN6731 Accra-North, Ghana

Correspondence Address:
Abubakar Yaro
Africa Health Research Organization, PO Box NT31 Accra New Town, Ghana, Viva Biomedical Institute PO Box AN6731 Accra-North
Ghana

Sulfadoxine pyrimethamine was adopted by most African countries based on the recommendation Roll Back Malaria. However, parasite resistant to the drug emerged quicker than Chloroquine resistant and it now becoming an alarming issue in Africa where the malaria burden is high. Although there are lot of studies on sulfadoxine pyrimethamine resistance (SPR), including the identification of the genes responsible for SPR, many question remained unanswered. In this mini review, recent advances of the mechanism of SPR and its impact on health in Africa is highlighted with emphasise on the role of mutation in SPR. It is no doubt that better understanding of SPR will eventually lead to more effective malaria control measures.


How to cite this article:
Yaro A. Mechanisms of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine resistance and health implication in Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A mini review.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2009;2:20-23


How to cite this URL:
Yaro A. Mechanisms of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine resistance and health implication in Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A mini review. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jan 21 ];2:20-23
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