A report on Malaria, Plasmodium and Artemisinin
Artemisinin and its semisynthetic derivatives are a group of drugs used in the treatment of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum.- Artemisinin
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are now standard treatment worldwide for P. falciparum malaria as well as malaria due to other species of Plasmodium.- Artemisinin
The ensuing destruction of host red blood cells can result in malaria.- Plasmodium
Malaria is caused by single-celled microorganisms of the Plasmodium group.- Malaria
The recommended treatment for malaria is a combination of antimalarial medications that includes artemisinin.- Malaria
Resistance to quinine spurred the development of a broad array of antimalarial medications through the 20th century including chloroquine, proguanil, atovaquone, sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine, mefloquine, and artemisinin.- Plasmodium
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Antimalarial medication1 links
Antimalarial medications or simply antimalarials are a type of antiparasitic chemical agent, often naturally derived, that can be used to treat or to prevent malaria, in the latter case, most often aiming at two susceptible target groups, young children and pregnant women.
Incidence and distribution of the disease ("malaria burden") is expected to remain high, globally, for many years to come; moreover, known antimalarial drugs have repeatedly been observed to elicit resistance in the malaria parasite—including for combination therapies featuring artemisinin, a drug of last resort, where resistance has now been observed in Southeast Asia.
It has no known effect against hypnozoites therefore is not used in the prevention of relapse.
Plasmodium falciparum1 links
Plasmodium falciparum is a unicellular protozoan parasite of humans, and the deadliest species of Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans.
Tu Youyou discovered artemisinin in the 1970s from sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua).