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Nadira Dharshani Karunaweera, Ph.D., M.B.,B.S.


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  1. U01AI136033 (KARUNAWEERA, NADIRA DHARSHANI) Jun 20, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Epidemiology and transmission of Leishmania donovani infections in Sri Lanka and Bhutan
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01AI099602 (KARUNAWEERA, NADIRA DHARSHANI) Aug 15, 2012 - Jul 31, 2018
    Study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka caused by L.donovani
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Wijesooriya H, Samaranayake N, Karunaweera ND. Cytokine and phenotypic cell profiles in human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0270722. PMID: 36602989; PMCID: PMC9815652.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  2. Dewasurendra R, Silva H, Samaranayake N, Manamperi N, Silva N, Karunanayake P, Senarath U, Senanayake S, Zhou G, Karunaweera N. Assessment of knowledge and perceptions on leishmaniasis: An island-wide study in Sri Lanka. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 10; 16(10):e0010821. PMID: 36228029; PMCID: PMC9560589.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  3. Adam I, Alam MS, Alemu S, Amaratunga C, Amato R, Andrianaranjaka V, Anstey NM, Aseffa A, Ashley E, Assefa A, Auburn S, Barber BE, Barry A, Batista Pereira D, Cao J, Chau NH, Chotivanich K, Chu C, Dondorp AM, Drury E, Echeverry DF, Erko B, Espino F, Fairhurst R, Faiz A, Fernanda Villegas M, Gao Q, Golassa L, Goncalves S, Grigg MJ, Hamedi Y, Hien TT, Htut Y, Johnson KJ, Karunaweera N, Khan W, Krudsood S, Kwiatkowski DP, Lacerda M, Ley B, Lim P, Liu Y, Llanos-Cuentas A, Lon C, Lopera-Mesa T, Marfurt J, Michon P, Miotto O, Mohammed R, Mueller I, Namaik-Larp C, Newton PN, Nguyen TN, Nosten F, Noviyanti R, Pava Z, Pearson RD, Petros B, Phyo AP, Price RN, Pukrittayakamee S, Rahim AG, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rayner JC, Rumaseb A, Siegel SV, Simpson VJ, Thriemer K, Tobon-Castano A, Trimarsanto H, Urbano Ferreira M, Vélez ID, Wangchuk S, Wellems TE, White NJ, William T, Yasnot MF, Yilma D. An open dataset of Plasmodium vivax genome variation in 1,895 worldwide samples. Wellcome Open Res. 2022; 7:136. PMID: 35651694; PMCID: PMC9127374.
    Citations: 3     
  4. Madusanka RK, Silva H, Karunaweera ND. Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Insights into Species-Specific Responses: A Narrative Review. Infect Dis Ther. 2022 Apr; 11(2):695-711. PMID: 35192172; PMCID: PMC8960542.
    Citations: 4     
  5. Silva H, Chellappan K, Karunaweera N. Image Processing for mHealth-Based Approach to Detect the Local Tissue Inflammation in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Proof of Concept Study. Comput Math Methods Med. 2021; 2021:4208254. PMID: 34873414; PMCID: PMC8643237.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Silva H, Liyanage A, Deerasinghe T, Chandrasekara V, Chellappan K, Karunaweera ND. Treatment failure to sodium stibogluconate in cutaneous leishmaniasis: A challenge to infection control and disease elimination. PLoS One. 2021; 16(10):e0259009. PMID: 34679130.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. Pathirage DRK, Weeraratne TC, Senanayake SC, Karunaratne SHPP, Karunaweera ND. Genetic diversity and population structure of Phlebotomus argentipes: Vector of Leishmania donovani in Sri Lanka. PLoS One. 2021; 16(9):e0256819. PMID: 34529694.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  8. Karunaweera ND, Senanayake S, Ginige S, Silva H, Manamperi N, Samaranayake N, Dewasurendra R, Karunanayake P, Gamage D, de Silva N, Senarath U, Zhou G. Spatiotemporal distribution of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka and future case burden estimates. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 04; 15(4):e0009346. PMID: 33891608.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Ejazi SA, Ghosh S, Saha S, Choudhury ST, Bhattacharyya A, Chatterjee M, Pandey K, Das VNR, Das P, Rahaman M, Goswami RP, Rai K, Khanal B, Bhattarai NR, Deepachandi B, Siriwardana YD, Karunaweera ND, deBrito MEF, Gomes YM, Nakazawa M, Costa CHN, Adem E, Yeshanew A, Melkamu R, Fikre H, Hurissa Z, Diro E, Carrillo E, Moreno J, Ali N. Author Correction: A multicentric evaluation of dipstick test for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Ethiopia and Spain. Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 11; 11(1):3967. PMID: 33574485.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  10. Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Karunaweera N, Udagedara C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I. First Evidence from Sri Lanka for Subphenotypic Diversity within L. donovani-Induced Classical Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Biomed Res Int. 2021; 2021:3537968. PMID: 33575327.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  11. Silva H, Liyanage A, Deerasinghe T, Sumanasena B, Munidasa D, de Silva H, Weerasingha S, Fernandopulle R, Karunaweera N. Therapeutic Response to Thermotherapy in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Treatment Failures for Sodium Stibogluconate: A Randomized Controlled Proof of Principle Clinical Trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 01 25; 104(3):945-950. PMID: 33534750; PMCID: PMC7941834.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  12. Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Ranasinghe S, Andrahennadi TP, Wickramanayake MN, Siri S, Karunaweera N, Chandrasekharan V, Chatterjee M, Soysa P, Siriwardana Y. First Serological Study Revealing High Humoral Response and Evidence for Antigenic Heterogeneity in Leishmania donovani Induced CL in Sri Lanka. Biomed Res Int. 2020; 2020:5271657. PMID: 33145352.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Dewasurendra RL, Baniecki ML, Schaffner S, Siriwardena Y, Moon J, Doshi R, Gunawardena S, Daniels RF, Neafsey D, Volkman S, Chandrasekharan NV, Wirth DF, Karunaweera ND. Use of a Plasmodium vivax genetic barcode for genomic surveillance and parasite tracking in Sri Lanka. Malar J. 2020 Sep 21; 19(1):342. PMID: 32958025.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  14. Pathirage DRK, Karunaratne SHPP, Senanayake SC, Karunaweera ND. Insecticide susceptibility of the sand fly leishmaniasis vector Phlebotomus argentipes in Sri Lanka. Parasit Vectors. 2020 May 13; 13(1):246. PMID: 32404115.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  15. Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Andrahennadi TP, Karunaweera ND, Wickramarachchi N, Soysa P, Siriwardana Y. Quantification of Soluble or Insoluble Fractions of Leishmania Parasite Proteins in Microvolume Applications: A Simplification to Standard Lowry Assay. Int J Anal Chem. 2020; 2020:6129132. PMID: 32231701; PMCID: PMC7094205.
    Citations: 3     
  16. Karunaweera ND, Ginige S, Senanayake S, Silva H, Manamperi N, Samaranayake N, Siriwardana Y, Gamage D, Senerath U, Zhou G. Spatial Epidemiologic Trends and Hotspots of Leishmaniasis, Sri Lanka, 2001-2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 01; 26(1):1-10. PMID: 31855147.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  17. Senarath U, Senanayake S, Pathirana S, Karunaweera N, Weerasinghe MC, Gunawardena NS, Munugoda IP, Jayasinghe S, Amarathunga P, Corea E, De Silva V, Fernando D, Fernando R, Gnanathasan A, Gunatilake M, Gunawardena S, Katulanda P, Rajapakse S, Samaranayake N, Siriwardana Y. Health in rural Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional survey of three rural districts Ceylon Med J. 2019 Sep 30; 64(3):103-110. PMID: 32120460.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weliange SS, Udagedara C, Wickremarathne C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I, Chandrawansa PH, Karunaweera ND. First Evidence for Two Independent and Different Leishmaniasis Transmission Foci in Sri Lanka: Recent Introduction or Long-Term Existence? J Trop Med. 2019; 2019:6475939. PMID: 31428163; PMCID: PMC6683790.
    Citations: 5     
  19. Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Soysa P, Karunaweera N, Siriwardana Y. A highly sensitive modified nested PCR to enhance case detection in leishmaniasis. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 15; 19(1):623. PMID: 31307404; PMCID: PMC6631494.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Ejazi SA, Ghosh S, Saha S, Choudhury ST, Bhattacharyya A, Chatterjee M, Pandey K, Das VNR, Das P, Rahaman M, Goswami RP, Rai K, Khanal B, Bhattarai NR, Deepachandi B, Siriwardana YD, Karunaweera ND, deBrito MEF, Gomes YM, Nakazawa M, Costa CHN, Adem E, Yeshanew A, Melkamu R, Fikre H, Hurissa Z, Diro E, Carrillo E, Moreno J, Ali N. A multicentric evaluation of dipstick test for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Ethiopia and Spain. Sci Rep. 2019 07 09; 9(1):9932. PMID: 31289323.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  21. Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Gunasekara C, Warnasooriya W, Karunaweera ND. Leishmania donovani Induced Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: An Insight into Atypical Clinical Variants in Sri Lanka. J Trop Med. 2019; 2019:4538597. PMID: 31263501; PMCID: PMC6556790.
    Citations: 12     
  22. Siriwardana Y, Zhou G, Deepachandi B, Akarawita J, Wickremarathne C, Warnasuriya W, Udagedara C, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I, Ariyawansa D, Sirimanna G, Chandrawansa PH, Karunaweera ND. Trends in Recently Emerged Leishmania donovani Induced Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Sri Lanka, for the First 13 Years. Biomed Res Int. 2019; 2019:4093603. PMID: 31111052; PMCID: PMC6487155.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  23. Dewasurendra RL, Jeffreys A, Gunawardena SA, Chandrasekharan NV, Rockett K, Kwiatkowski D, Karunaweera ND. Host genetic polymorphisms and serological response against malaria in a selected population in Sri Lanka. Malar J. 2018 Dec 17; 17(1):473. PMID: 30558622; PMCID: PMC6296029.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Samarasinghe SR, Samaranayake N, Kariyawasam UL, Siriwardana YD, Imamura H, Karunaweera ND. Genomic insights into virulence mechanisms of Leishmania donovani: evidence from an atypical strain. BMC Genomics. 2018 Nov 28; 19(1):843. PMID: 30486770.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  25. Refai WF, Madarasingha NP, Sumanasena B, Weerasingha S, Fernandopulle R, Karunaweera ND. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: effect on quality of life. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Dec; 57(12):1442-1446. PMID: 30246447; PMCID: PMC6230306.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Karunaweera ND, Ferreira MU. Leishmaniasis: current challenges and prospects for elimination with special focus on the South Asian region. Parasitology. 2018 04; 145(4):425-429. PMID: 29642962; PMCID: PMC5984138.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  27. Siriwardana YD, Deepachandi B, Ranasinghe S, Soysa P, Karunaweera N. Evidence for Seroprevalence in Human Localized Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania donovani in Sri Lanka. Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:9320367. PMID: 29581989.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  28. Manamperi NH, Chandu de Silva MV, Pathirana N, Abeyewickreme W, Karunaweera ND. Tissue Impression Smears as a Supplementary Diagnostic Method for Histopathology in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 03; 98(3):759-762. PMID: 29345220; PMCID: PMC5930914.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  29. Kariyawasam UL, Selvapandiyan A, Rai K, Wani TH, Ahuja K, Beg MA, Premathilake HU, Bhattarai NR, Siriwardena YD, Zhong D, Zhou G, Rijal S, Nakhasi H, Karunaweera ND. Genetic diversity of Leishmania donovani that causes cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study with regional comparisons. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 12 22; 17(1):791. PMID: 29273010; PMCID: PMC5741890.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  30. Refai WF, Madarasingha NP, Sumanasena B, Weerasingha S, De Silva A, Fernandopulle R, Satoskar AR, Karunaweera ND. Efficacy, Safety and Cost-Effectiveness of Thermotherapy in the Treatment of Leishmania donovani-Induced Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct; 97(4):1120-1126. PMID: 28820681; PMCID: PMC5637590.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  31. Gunawardena S, Daniels RF, Yahathugoda TC, Weerasooriya MV, Durfee K, Volkman SK, Wirth DF, Karunaweera ND. Case report of Plasmodium ovale curtisi malaria in Sri Lanka: relevance for the maintenance of elimination status. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 04 24; 17(1):307. PMID: 28438137; PMCID: PMC5404676.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  32. Manamperi NH, Oghumu S, Pathirana N, de Silva MV, Abeyewickreme W, Satoskar AR, Karunaweera ND. In situ immunopathological changes in cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania donovani. Parasite Immunol. 2017 Mar; 39(3). PMID: 28112425; PMCID: PMC5354984.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Gunawardena S, Kapilananda GM, Samarakoon D, Maddevithana S, Wijesundera S, Goonaratne LV, Karunaweera ND. Prevalence of G6PD deficiency in selected populations from two previously high malaria endemic areas of Sri Lanka. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171208. PMID: 28152025.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Dewasurendra RL, Dias JN, Sepulveda N, Gunawardena GS, Chandrasekharan N, Drakeley C, Karunaweera ND. Effectiveness of a serological tool to predict malaria transmission intensity in an elimination setting. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 01 09; 17(1):49. PMID: 28068925; PMCID: PMC5223541.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  35. Refai FW, Madarasingha NP, Fernandopulle R, Karunaweera N. Nonresponsiveness to standard treatment in cutaneous leishmaniasis: A case series from Sri Lanka. Trop Parasitol. 2016 Jul-Dec; 6(2):155-158. PMID: 27722106; PMCID: PMC5048704.
    Citations: 12     
  36. Pearson RD, Amato R, Auburn S, Miotto O, Almagro-Garcia J, Amaratunga C, Suon S, Mao S, Noviyanti R, Trimarsanto H, Marfurt J, Anstey NM, William T, Boni MF, Dolecek C, Hien TT, White NJ, Michon P, Siba P, Tavul L, Harrison G, Barry A, Mueller I, Ferreira MU, Karunaweera N, Randrianarivelojosia M, Gao Q, Hubbart C, Hart L, Jeffery B, Drury E, Mead D, Kekre M, Campino S, Manske M, Cornelius VJ, MacInnis B, Rockett KA, Miles A, Rayner JC, Fairhurst RM, Nosten F, Price RN, Kwiatkowski DP. Genomic analysis of local variation and recent evolution in Plasmodium vivax. Nat Genet. 2016 08; 48(8):959-964. PMID: 27348299; PMCID: PMC4966634.
    Citations: 113     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  37. Samaranayake N, Fernando SD, Neththikumara NF, Rodrigo C, Karunaweera ND, Dissanayake VH. Association of HLA class I and II genes with cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case control study from Sri Lanka and a systematic review. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 06 14; 16:292. PMID: 27301744; PMCID: PMC4908677.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Karunaweera ND. Leishmaniasis: Path toward elimination from the Indian subcontinent. Trop Parasitol. 2016 Jan-Jun; 6(1):2-4. PMID: 26998429; PMCID: PMC4778179.
    Citations: 6     
  39. Shelton JM, Corran P, Risley P, Silva N, Hubbart C, Jeffreys A, Rowlands K, Craik R, Cornelius V, Hensmann M, Molloy S, Sepulveda N, Clark TG, Band G, Clarke GM, Spencer CC, Kerasidou A, Campino S, Auburn S, Tall A, Ly AB, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Sakuntabhai A, Djimdé A, Maiga B, Touré O, Doumbo OK, Dolo A, Troye-Blomberg M, Mangano VD, Verra F, Modiano D, Bougouma E, Sirima SB, Ibrahim M, Hussain A, Eid N, Elzein A, Mohammed H, Elhassan A, Elhassan I, Williams TN, Ndila C, Macharia A, Marsh K, Manjurano A, Reyburn H, Lemnge M, Ishengoma D, Carter R, Karunaweera N, Fernando D, Dewasurendra R, Drakeley CJ, Riley EM, Kwiatkowski DP, Rockett KA. Genetic determinants of anti-malarial acquired immunity in a large multi-centre study. Malar J. 2015 Aug 28; 14:333. PMID: 26314886; PMCID: PMC4552443.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Koepfli C, Rodrigues PT, Antao T, Orjuela-Sánchez P, Van den Eede P, Gamboa D, van Hong N, Bendezu J, Erhart A, Barnadas C, Ratsimbasoa A, Menard D, Severini C, Menegon M, Nour BY, Karunaweera N, Mueller I, Ferreira MU, Felger I. Plasmodium vivax Diversity and Population Structure across Four Continents. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015; 9(6):e0003872. PMID: 26125189.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  41. Gunawardena S, Karunaweera ND. Advances in genetics and genomics: use and limitations in achieving malaria elimination goals. Pathog Glob Health. 2015 May; 109(3):123-41. PMID: 25943157.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  42. Baniecki ML, Faust AL, Schaffner SF, Park DJ, Galinsky K, Daniels RF, Hamilton E, Ferreira MU, Karunaweera ND, Serre D, Zimmerman PA, Sá JM, Wellems TE, Musset L, Legrand E, Melnikov A, Neafsey DE, Volkman SK, Wirth DF, Sabeti PC. Development of a single nucleotide polymorphism barcode to genotype Plasmodium vivax infections. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar; 9(3):e0003539. PMID: 25781890.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  43. Dewasurendra RL, Rockett KA, Fernando SD, Carter R, Kwiatkowski DP, Karunaweera ND. G6PD gene variants and its association with malaria in a Sri Lankan population. Malar J. 2015 Feb 22; 14:93. PMID: 25885177; PMCID: PMC4343272.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Karunaweera ND, Galappaththy GN, Wirth DF. On the road to eliminate malaria in Sri Lanka: lessons from history, challenges, gaps in knowledge and research needs. Malar J. 2014 Feb 18; 13:59. PMID: 24548783.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  45. Gunawardena S, Ferreira MU, Kapilananda GM, Wirth DF, Karunaweera ND. The Sri Lankan paradox: high genetic diversity in Plasmodium vivax populations despite decreasing levels of malaria transmission. Parasitology. 2014 Jun; 141(7):880-90. PMID: 24533989.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  46. Gunawardena S, Gunawardena NK, Kahathuduwa G, Karunaweera ND, de Silva NR, Ranasinghe UB, Samarasekara SD, Nagodavithana KC, Rao RU, Rebollo MP, Weil GJ. Integrated school-based surveillance for soil-transmitted helminth infections and lymphatic filariasis in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Apr; 90(4):661-6. PMID: 24493672; PMCID: PMC3973510.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  47. Dewasurendra RL, Suriyaphol P, Fernando SD, Carter R, Rockett K, Corran P, Kwiatkowski D, Karunaweera ND. Genetic polymorphisms associated with anti-malarial antibody levels in a low and unstable malaria transmission area in southern Sri Lanka. Malar J. 2012 Aug 20; 11:281. PMID: 22905743.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  48. Zhang JJ, Senaratne TN, Daniels R, Valim C, Alifrangis M, Amerasinghe P, Konradsen F, Rajakaruna R, Wirth DF, Karunaweera ND. Distribution pattern of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine transporter (pfcrt) gene haplotypes in Sri Lanka 1996-2006. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Nov; 85(5):811-4. PMID: 22049031; PMCID: PMC3205623.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  49. Orjuela-Sánchez P, Karunaweera ND, da Silva-Nunes M, da Silva NS, Scopel KK, Gonçalves RM, Amaratunga C, Sá JM, Socheat D, Fairhust RM, Gunawardena S, Thavakodirasah T, Galapaththy GL, Abeysinghe R, Kawamoto F, Wirth DF, Ferreira MU. Single-nucleotide polymorphism, linkage disequilibrium and geographic structure in the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax: prospects for genome-wide association studies. BMC Genet. 2010 Jul 13; 11:65. PMID: 20626846.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  50. Gunawardena S, Karunaweera ND, Ferreira MU, Phone-Kyaw M, Pollack RJ, Alifrangis M, Rajakaruna RS, Konradsen F, Amerasinghe PH, Schousboe ML, Galappaththy GN, Abeyasinghe RR, Hartl DL, Wirth DF. Geographic structure of Plasmodium vivax: microsatellite analysis of parasite populations from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Ethiopia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Feb; 82(2):235-42. PMID: 20133999; PMCID: PMC2813164.
    Citations: 65     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  51. Karunaweera ND. Leishmania donovani causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a wolf in sheep's clothing? Trends Parasitol. 2009 Oct; 25(10):458-63. PMID: 19734098.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  52. Jallow M, Teo YY, Small KS, Rockett KA, Deloukas P, Clark TG, Kivinen K, Bojang KA, Conway DJ, Pinder M, Sirugo G, Sisay-Joof F, Usen S, Auburn S, Bumpstead SJ, Campino S, Coffey A, Dunham A, Fry AE, Green A, Gwilliam R, Hunt SE, Inouye M, Jeffreys AE, Mendy A, Palotie A, Potter S, Ragoussis J, Rogers J, Rowlands K, Somaskantharajah E, Whittaker P, Widden C, Donnelly P, Howie B, Marchini J, Morris A, SanJoaquin M, Achidi EA, Agbenyega T, Allen A, Amodu O, Corran P, Djimde A, Dolo A, Doumbo OK, Drakeley C, Dunstan S, Evans J, Farrar J, Fernando D, Hien TT, Horstmann RD, Ibrahim M, Karunaweera N, Kokwaro G, Koram KA, Lemnge M, Makani J, Marsh K, Michon P, Modiano D, Molyneux ME, Mueller I, Parker M, Peshu N, Plowe CV, Puijalon O, Reeder J, Reyburn H, Riley EM, Sakuntabhai A, Singhasivanon P, Sirima S, Tall A, Taylor TE, Thera M, Troye-Blomberg M, Williams TN, Wilson M, Kwiatkowski DP. Genome-wide and fine-resolution association analysis of malaria in West Africa. Nat Genet. 2009 Jun; 41(6):657-65. PMID: 19465909; PMCID: PMC2889040.
    Citations: 220     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Karunaweera ND, Ferreira MU, Munasinghe A, Barnwell JW, Collins WE, King CL, Kawamoto F, Hartl DL, Wirth DF. Extensive microsatellite diversity in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. Gene. 2008 Feb 29; 410(1):105-12. PMID: 18226474.
    Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  54. Karunaweera N, Wanasekara D, Chandrasekharan V, Mendis K, Carter R. Plasmodium vivax: paroxysm-associated lipids mediate leukocyte aggregation. Malar J. 2007 May 22; 6:62. PMID: 17517147; PMCID: PMC1891311.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  55. Ferreira MU, Karunaweera ND, da Silva-Nunes M, da Silva NS, Wirth DF, Hartl DL. Population structure and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax in rural Amazonia. J Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 15; 195(8):1218-26. PMID: 17357061.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  56. Siriwardana HV, Noyes HA, Beeching NJ, Chance ML, Karunaweera ND, Bates PA. Leishmania donovani and cutaneous leishmaniasis, Sri Lanka. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Mar; 13(3):476-8. PMID: 17552105; PMCID: PMC2725894.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  57. Mahawithanage ST, Kannangara KK, Wickremasinghe R, Chandrika UG, Jansz ER, Karunaweera ND, Wickremasinghe AR. Impact of vitamin A supplementation on health status and absenteeism of school children in Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007; 16(1):94-102. PMID: 17215185.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Gunawardena S, Ismail M, Bradley M, Karunaweera N. Factors influencing drug compliance in the mass drug administration programme against filariasis in the Western province of Sri Lanka. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 May; 101(5):445-53. PMID: 17125809.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Karunaweera ND. Imported drug-resistant severe malaria. Ceylon Med J. 2005 Sep; 50(3):101-3. PMID: 16252571.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  60. Karunaweera ND, Wijesekera SK, Wanasekera D, Mendis KN, Carter R. The paroxysm of Plasmodium vivax malaria. Trends Parasitol. 2003 Apr; 19(4):188-93. PMID: 12689650.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  61. Kumarasinghe SP, Karunaweera ND, Ihalamulla RL, Arambewela LS, Dissanayake RD. Larvicidal effects of mineral turpentine, low aromatic white spirits, aqueous extracts of Cassia alata, and aqueous extracts, ethanolic extracts and essential oil of betel leaf (Piper betle) on Chrysomya megacephala. Int J Dermatol. 2002 Dec; 41(12):877-80. PMID: 12492975.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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