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Community based studies on the treatment of multi-drug resistant falciparum malaria

Abstract:

The artemisinin derivatives are the only antimalarials standing between untreatable malaria and us. In the last few years P. falciparum has developed resistance to all other available drugs. The worst focuses of resistance are found on the borders of Thailand. The most affected groups are children and pregnant women. In children the most recent drugs (mefloquine and halofantrine) are no longer effective. In pregnancy quinine is less than 70% effective. Treatment of uncomplicated falciparum in...

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Published

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Pages:
523-528
Publication date:
1998-01-01
URN:
uuid:5095bcf4-419a-44dc-aba9-b26be3453986
Source identifiers:
8513
Local pid:
pubs:8513
ISBN:
88-323-0824-X

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