Is it necessary to treat receiver of P.vivax dormant blood?

HUH Sun shuh at sun.hallym.ac.kr
Tue Jul 25 03:02:22 EST 1995


In South  Korea, there are new Plasmodium vivax cases near North Korea border 
from1993.   There was no indigenious case for more than 10 years before 1993.  
One man was confirmed as P. vavax infected case.  He first experienced the 
fever in July 2, 1995.   It was believed as relapse form since he stayed in 
North   Korea border 2 years ago.   In South Korea,  vector mosquito,  
Anopheles sinensis begin to suck the blood from mid July.   There is another 
problem.  He donnated his blood two times in September 23, 1994 and in May 2, 
1995.  I believe that at that time,  he had hypnozoite in the liver.   Two men 
received his packed cell.  I think it is not necessary to treat two blood 
receiver.  However, I am not confident, since I have no much experience to 
deal P. vivax infected cases.  If anyone has a experience or specific 
knowledge,  I am very pleased to hear about the therapy in these 
circumstances.
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HUH Sun                          
Assistant Professor of Parasitology  
College of Medicine, Hallym University, 
Chunchon 200-702, Korea                                        
e-mail:  shuh at sun.hallym.ac.kr   
fax: +82.361.241.1672
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