The relationships between the pharmacokinetic properties of quinine during a 7-day treatment course and the therapeutic response were studied in 30 adult patients with uncomplicated falciparum malaria monitored for > or = 28 days. All patients received a 7-day oral quinine regimen either alone (n = 22) or in combination with rifampin (n = 8). The median fever clearance time was 58.5 h, and the mean +/- standard deviation parasite clearance time was 73 +/- 24 h. After recovery, six patients...Expand abstract
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Quinine pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships in uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
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