Author(s): Aditya NP, Vathsala PG, Vieira V, Murthy RS, Souto EB, Aditya NP, Vathsala PG, Vieira V, Murthy RS, Souto EB
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Abstract Malaria is an infectious disease that mainly affects children and pregnant women from tropical countries. The mortality rate of people infected with malaria per year is enormous and became a public health concern. The main factor that has contributed to the success of malaria proliferation is the increased number of drug resistant parasites. To counteract this trend, research has been done in nanotechnology and nanomedicine, for the development of new biocompatible systems capable of incorporating drugs, lowering the resistance progress, contributing for diagnosis, control and treatment of malaria by target delivery. In this review, we discussed the main problems associated with the spread of malaria and the most recent developments in nanomedicine for anti-malarial drug delivery. © 2013.
This article was published in Adv Colloid Interface Sci
and referenced in Malaria Control & Elimination