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Advances in Malaria at MICROCON 2016

Prem L Manhas, Nikita Makkar, Rakesh Sehgal, Pankaj Malhotra

Keywords : Malaria, Markers for drug resistance,Diagnostic methods

Citation Information : Manhas PL, Makkar N, Sehgal R, Malhotra P. Advances in Malaria at MICROCON 2016. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2018; 52 (3):135-142.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1288

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Malaria is one of the prevalent vector-borne diseases in India. Though it is a curable disease, failure to recognize it early and increasing resistance to present antimalarial drugs are the major obstacles in its treatment. Thus, irrespective of substantial advancement, there is a demand of supplemental diagnostic methods with high sensitivity and specificity to account for early diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, advanced antimalarial drugs and profound research in pathophysiological mechanism of antimalarial drug resistance is also indispensable. In this review, we have summed up the presentations on malaria that were presented during the 40th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, MICROCON 2016 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, from November 23 to 27, 2016. Videos of the talks held in the conference are also available on website http://microcon2016.com/conference-videos/. Major talks were focused on the development of newer diagnostic techniques with high sensitivity and specificity. Further, research on the markers for drug resistance and prevention of spread of drug resistance in malaria was also discussed closely.


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