Clinical Reviews and Opinions

  • Abbreviation: Clin. Rev. Opinions
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2553
  • DOI: 10.5897/CRO
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 40

Review

Impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention of sulphadoxine–pyrimethamine plus amodiaquine on molecular markers resistance of Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A review in West Africa

Hamma Maiga
  • Hamma Maiga
  • Molecular Epidemiological and Drug Resistance Unit, Malaria Research and Training Centre, Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technology of Bamako. MALI, West Africa.
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  •  Received: 08 October 2015
  •  Published: 30 January 2016

Abstract

The study discuss the potential impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) on the cases of malaria, anaemia and molecular markers resistance Plasmodium falciparum malaria; and also review the mechanism of action and the effect on immunity of SMC. SMC using an efficacious drug is likely to substantially reduce cases of clinical malaria in high transmission settings. However, an increase of molecular markers could hamper rolling out SMC as a national policy.
 
Key words: Seasonal malaria chemoprevention impact, malaria molecular markers, review.