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No Ordinary Sleeper Cell: Managing the Varied Problems of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

Fall 2017

Jarvis J. 17(3). 90 - 94. (Journal Article)


Plasmodium vivax malaria is an essential yet elusive target of tropical disease eradication efforts, and is the focus of this literature review. This review will reacquaint Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics with the basic principles of malaria as context for understanding the several confounding issues particular to P. vivax infections. The review concludes with current malaria guidelines and malaria mitigation strategies.

Keywords: malaria; Plasmodium vivax; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency

PMID: 28910476

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