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Resistance to antiparasitic drugs: the role of molecular diagnosis

N Sangster, P Batterham, HD Chapman, M Duraisingh, L Le Jambre, M Shirley, J Upcroft, P Upcroft

International Journal for Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Chemotherapy is central to the control of many parasite infections of both medical and veterinary importance. However, control has been compromised by the emergence of drug resistance in several important parasite species. Such parasites cover a broad phylogenetic range and include protozoa, helminths and arthropods. In order to achieve effective parasite control in the future, the recognition and diagnosis of resistance will be crucial. This demand for early, accurate diagnosis of resistance to specific drugs in different parasite species can potentially be met by modern molecular techniques. This paper summarises the resistance status of a range of important parasites and reviews the avail..

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