Possible treatment failure of artemether-lumefantrine in an Italian traveler with uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

Ernestina Carla Repetto, Claudio Giacomazzi, Antonio Traverso
  • Ernestina Carla Repetto
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Regional Hospital, Aosta, Italy | erniesby@gmail.com
  • Claudio Giacomazzi
    Microbiology Laboratory, Regional Hospital, Aosta, Italy
  • Antonio Traverso
    Affiliation not present

Abstract

Artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in endemic areas with multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum. We report a case of possible artemether-lumefantrine failure in an Italian traveler with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria imported from Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Malaria; drug resistance;

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