In Pakistan, Plasmodium vivax contributes to major malaria burden. In this case, a pregnant woman presented with P. vivax infection and which was not cleared by chloroquine, despite adequate treatment. This is probably the first confirmed case of chloroquine-resistant vivax from Pakistan, where severe malaria due to P. vivax is already an emerging problem.
Waheed,, A. A.,
Ghanchi, N. k.,
Rehman,, K. A.,
Mahmood, S. f.,
Beg, M. A.
(2015). Vivax malaria and chloroquine resistance: a neglected disease as an emerging threat. Malaria journal, 14(4), 146-148.
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