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Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

Effects of Mefloquine Use on Plasmodium vivax Multidrug Resistance

Nimol Khim, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Jean Popovici, Saorin Kim, Arsene Ratsimbasoa, Christophe Benedet, Celine Barnadas, Remy Durand, Marc Thellier, Eric Legrand, Lise Musset, Michela Menegon, Carlo Severini, Bakri Y.M. Nour, Magali Tichit, Christiane Bouchier, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, and Didier MénardComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (N. Khim, J. Popovici, S. Kim, C. Benedet, D. Ménard); Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo, Madagascar (V. Andrianaranjaka); Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo (A. Ratsimbasoa); Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (C. Barnadas); University of Melbourne, Melbourne (C. Barnadas); Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, France (R. Durand); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitié Salpetrière, Paris, France (M. Thellier); Institut Pasteur, Cayenne, French Guiana (E. Legrand, L. Musset); Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome, Italy (M. Menegon, C. Severini); University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan (B.Y.M. Nour); Institut Pasteur, Paris (M. Tichit, C. Bouchier, O. Mercereau-Puijalon)

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Table 4

Variation in number of copies of Plasmodium vivax mdr-1 gene among isolates from persons from France who reported having traveled during the previous month to malaria-endemic continents, 1997–2010

Variable South America Asia Africa Total p value
No. isolates 41 60 14 115
Isolates with >1 Pvmdr-1 copy
No. (%; 95% CI) 14 (34; 18–57) 23 (38; 24–57) 8 (57; 24–100) 45 (39; 30–49) 0.30*
Range 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–3
Copies, no. (%) 0.49*
1 26 (63) 37 (62) 6 (43) 70 (61)
2 14 (34) 22 (37) 8 (57) 44 (38)
3 0 1 (2) 0 1 (1)
Mean (95% CI) 1.20 (1.05–1.35) 1.40 (1.27–1.53) 1.35 (1.10–1.59) 1.32 (1.22–1.41) 0.12†

2 test.
†1-Way analysis of variance.

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