Treatment Failure of Dihydroartemisinin/Piperaquine for Plasmodium falciparum Malaria, Vietnam.
Phuc BQ., Rasmussen C., Duong TT., Dong LT., Loi MA., Ménard D., Tarning J., Bustos D., Ringwald P., Galappaththy GL., Thieu NQ.
We conducted a study in Binh Phuoc, Vietnam, in 2015 on the therapeutic efficacy of dihydroartemisinin/piperaquine for Plasmodium falciparum malaria. A high number of treatment failures (14/40) was found, and piperaquine resistance in Vietnam was confirmed. A change in the malaria treatment policy for Vietnam is in process.