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Chloroquine is not a risk factor for seizures in childhood cerebral malaria.

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OBJECTIVES: There are a number of case reports in the medical literature suggesting an association between the ingestion of chloroquine and subsequent seizure activity. Our study was designed to investigate the relationship between blood levels of chloroquine (CQ), its metabolite desethylchloroquine (DCQ), and seizures in children admitted to hospital with cerebral malaria. METHODS: Serial blood levels of CQ and DCQ were measured over the first 24 h of hospital admission in children with cere...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
5
Issue:
12
Pages:
860-864
Publication date:
2000-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:4c377fc0-9793-422b-8bfc-dce313a66283
Source identifiers:
37728
Local pid:
pubs:37728

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