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Tolerability and safety of artesunate-amodiaquine and artemether-lumefantrine fixed dose combinations for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: two open-label, randomized trials in Nimba County, Liberia.

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Background: Safety surveillance of widely used artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is essential, but tolerability data in the over five years age group are largely anecdotal.

Methods: Two open-label, randomized trials were conducted in Nimba County, Liberia: i) the main tolerability trial with 1,000 Plasmodium falciparum malaria patients aged over five years (Study-T), and, ii) an efficacy trial with a secondary objective of collecting tolerability data among 300 children ag...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1475-2875-12-250

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Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative More from this funder
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malar J Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Article number:
250
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Source identifiers:
414689
Language:
English
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2013-11-17

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