Worrying resistance to malaria therapy

As reported in the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, there is an increasing incidence of malarial resistance to Artemether/lumefantrine. See this report by the BBC.

Having recently treated a patient with severe M.falciparum I have seen how important it is to have effective treatment options. Artesunate is still recommended for this and is probably more efficacious that artemether/lumefantrine, but as with all antimicrobials it seems that the microbes are catching up with us quickly!

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