Drug resistance in protozoan parasites

de Koning, H. P. (2017) Drug resistance in protozoan parasites. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 1(6), pp. 627-632. (doi: 10.1042/ETLS20170113)

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As with all other anti-infectives (antibiotics, anti-viral drugs, and anthelminthics), the limited arsenal of anti-protozoal drugs is being depleted by a combination of two factors: increasing drug resistance and the failure to replace old and often shamefully inadequate drugs, including those compromised by (cross)-resistance, through the development of new anti-parasitics. Both factors are equally to blame: a leaking bathtub may have plenty of water if the tap is left open; if not, it will soon be empty. Here, I will reflect on the factors that contribute to the drug resistance emergency that is unfolding around us, specifically resistance in protozoan parasites.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De Koning, Professor Harry
Authors: de Koning, H. P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Publisher:Portland Press
ISSN (Online):2397-8562
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences 1(6): 627-632
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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