A study of the factors affecting the metabolic clearance of quinine in malaria.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors that contribute to impaired quinine clearance in acute falciparum malaria. PATIENTS: Sixteen adult Thai patients with severe or moderately severe falciparum malaria were studied, and 12 were re-studied during convalescence. METHODS: The clearance of quinine, dihydroquinine (an impurity comprising up to 10% of commercial quinine formulations), antipyrine (a measure of hepatic mixed-function oxidase activity), indocyanine green (ICG) (a measure of liver blood fl...Expand abstract
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