Gametocyte carriage after seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Plasmodium falciparum infected asymptomatic children.

26 Mar 2021
Ahmad A, Prom A, Bradley J, Ndiath M, Etoketim B, Bah M, Van Geertruyden JP, Drakeley C, Bousema T, Achan J, D'Alessandro U
Treatment of clinical Plasmodium falciparum malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ) is associated with increased post-treatment gametocyte carriage. The effect of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) with SP and AQ on gametocyte carriage was assessed in asymptomatic P. falciparum infected children.