TABLE 8.

P. falciparum SP treatment failure in vivo for selected countries in South America, 1996 to 2002

RegionCountryNo. of data points identifiedPeriodAge range (yr)Outcome classificationPeriod of follow-up (days)Median % SP-PFaMedian % SP-TTFaSource or reference
Latin America/CaribbeanColombia119981-60WHO 1973, 19961466 156
Colombia1199914-66WHO 1973, 19962820 37
Venezuela11999AllWHO 1996142032 1
Venezuela1199914-60WHO 19732820 35
Venezuela11999-2000AllWHO 1996213 133
  • a SP-PF, SP parasitologic failure (either R1-R3 or cumulative parasite failure); SP-TTF, SP clinical failure (either ETF + LTF or cumulative clinical failure).