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Erratum to: Malaria parasite clearance

Malaria Journal201716:194

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-017-1785-0

Published: 10 May 2017

The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2017 16:88

Erratum to: Malar J (2017) 16:88 DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1731-1

After publication of the original article [1], it came to the author’s attention that there was an error in the caption of Fig. 6. In the second sentence, the descriptions of the upper and lower panels of the Figure were incorrectly reversed. The correct sentence is as follows:

“The lower panel shows data from areas unaffected by artemisinin resistance, the upper panel shows data from areas where artemisinin resistance is prevalent.”

In addition, there was an error in the ‘Modelling parasite clearance’ section. In the 2nd paragraph, this sentence was incorrect:

“Thus, if a drug exceeded parasiticidal concentrations for 8 h (e.g. artemisinins) each day and this resulted in a 10,000-fold reduction in parasite density per asexual cycle, then it could be reasoned that ensuring the drug was present continuously at concentrations above the MPC would result in a 1012 fold reduction per day (i.e. 104 × 104 × 104).”

The sentence should have read as follows:

“Thus, if a drug exceeded parasiticidal concentrations for 8 h (e.g. artemisinins) each day and this resulted in a 10,000-fold reduction in parasite density per asexual cycle (i.e. 100 fold per day), then it could be reasoned that ensuring the drug was present continuously at concentrations above the MPC would result in a 106 fold reduction per day (i.e. 100 × 100 × 100).”

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

Reference

  1. White NJ. Malaria parasite clearance. Malar J. 2017;16:88. doi:10.1186/s12936-017-1731-1.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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