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Randomized, parallel placebo-controlled trial of primaquine for malaria prophylaxis in Papua, Indonesia.

Abstract:

Malaria causes illness or death in unprotected travelers. Primaquine prevents malaria by attacking liver-stage parasites, a property distinguishing it from most chemoprophylactics and obviating 4-week postexposure dosing. A daily adult regimen of 30 mg primaquine prevented malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax for 20 weeks in 95 of 97 glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-normal Javanese transmigrants in Papua, Indonesia. In comparison, 37 of 149 subjects taking placebo in a...

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10.1086/324085

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
33
Issue:
12
Pages:
1990-1997
Publication date:
2001-12-01
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Source identifiers:
81691

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