The continuing spread of multidrug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria makes the search for alternative treatments ever more urgent. We have investigated the relative efficacy of halofantrine and mefloquine in two paired randomised trials on the Thai-Burmese border, a multidrug-resistant area. In the first trial, 198 patients with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria were randomly assigned either the standard halofantrine regimen (24 mg/kg) or mefloquine (25 mg/kg). The cumulative f...Expand abstract
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Halofantrine versus mefloquine in treatment of multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria.
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