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Pentoxifylline as an adjunct therapy in children with cerebral malaria.

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BACKGROUND: Pentoxifylline (PTX) affects many processes that may contribute to the pathogenesis of severe malaria and it has been shown to reduce the duration of coma in children with cerebral malaria. This pilot study was performed to assess pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of PTX in African children with cerebral malaria. METHODS: Ten children admitted to the high dependency unit of the Kilifi District Hospital in Kenya with cerebral malaria (Blantyre coma score of 2 or less) received...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1475-2875-9-368

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Funding agency for:
Newton, CR
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: 368
Publication date:
2010
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EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:6136b868-0dcd-4a23-b384-67f6d2966a0b
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185679
Local pid:
pubs:185679

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