Tropical Parasitology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--41

Antimalarial drug resistance: An overview


Hiasindh Ashmi Antony, Subhash Chandra Parija 
 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Malaria is a major public health burden throughout the world. Resistance to the antimalarial drugs has increased the mortality and morbidity rate that is achieved so far through the malaria control program. Monitoring the drug resistance to the available antimalarial drugs helps to implement effective drug policy, through the in vivo efficacy studies, in vitro drug susceptibility tests and detection of molecular markers. It is important to understand the mechanism of the antimalarial drugs, as it is one of the key factors in the emergence and spread of drug resistance. This review summarizes the commonly used antimalarial drugs, their mechanism of action and the genetic markers validated so far for the detection of drug-resistant parasites.


How to cite this article:
Antony HA, Parija SC. Antimalarial drug resistance: An overview.Trop Parasitol 2016;6:30-41


How to cite this URL:
Antony HA, Parija SC. Antimalarial drug resistance: An overview. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 17 ];6:30-41
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