Killing of P. vivax by Primaquine and Tafenoquine.

01 Nov 2019
Markus MB


Primaquine administration results in HO accumulation in bone marrow, where gametocytes and asexual parasites are therefore killed. This finding, by Camarda et al., supports the theory that the nonperipheral blood origin of recurrent Plasmodium vivax malaria is both hypnozoites (relapse source) and merozoites (recrudescence source), not hypnozoites only.