• Erratum to: An Optimised Age-Based Dosing Regimen For Single Low-Dose Primaquine For Blocking Malaria Transmission in Cambodia

      Leang, R; Khu, NH; Mukaka, M; Debackere, M; Tripura, R; Kheang, ST; Chy, S; Kak, N; Buchy, P; Tarantola, A; Menard, D; Roca-Felterer, A; Fairhurst, RM; Kheng, S; Muth, S; Ngak, S; Dondorp, AM; White, NJ; Taylor, WR (BioMed Central, 2016-12-20)
    • An Optimised Age-Based Dosing Regimen for Single Low-Dose Primaquine For Blocking Malaria Transmission in Cambodia

      Leang, R; Khu, NH; Mukaka, M; Debackere, M; Tripura, R; Kheang, ST; Chy, S; Kak, N; Buchy, P; Tarantola, A; Menard, D; Roca-Felterer, A; Fairhurst, RM; Kheng, S; Muth, S; Ngak, S; Dondorp, AM; White, NJ; Taylor, WRJ (BioMed Central, 2016-10-27)
      In 2012, the World Health Organization recommended the addition of single low-dose primaquine (SLDPQ, 0.25 mg base/kg body weight) to artemisinin combination therapies to block the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum without testing for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The targeted group was non-pregnant patients aged ≥ 1 year (later changed to ≥ 6 months) with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria, primarily in countries with artemisinin-resistant P. falciparum (ARPf). No dosing regimen was suggested, leaving malaria control programmes and clinicians in limbo. Therefore, we designed a user-friendly, age-based SLDPQ regimen for Cambodia, the country most affected by ARPf.