Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
SANTOS, João Barberino; LUZ, Francisco das Chagas de Oliveira; DECKERS, Fernando Augusto Lopes and TAUIL, Pedro Luiz. Subdoses of primaquine in overweight patients and malaria vivax relapses: report of two cases in the Federal District, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.6, pp. 749-750. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822010000600033.
Two cases of malaria by Plasmodium vivax relapsed after treatment with drugs in doses recommended by the Ministry of Health are presented. Both patients were overweight and were followed in the Federal District, an area considered free from vector transmission of the disease. Radical cure was obtained after medication with the same drugs in weight proportional doses.
Keywords : Vivax malaria; Primaquine; Relapses.