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Malaria on the Thai-Burmese border: treatment of 5192 patients with mefloquine-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.

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Multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria is a major health problem along the Thai-Burmese border. From July 1985 until December 1986 a total of 5192 patients with falciparum malaria (1734 males, 3458 females) from this area were given supervised treatment with the combination mefloquine-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (MSP). The radical cure rate, assessed 21 days after drug administration, was 98.4% for the first 1975 patients, and 98.8% when assessed at 28 days for the remaining 3217 patients. In 3...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
65
Issue:
6
Pages:
891-896
Publication date:
1987-01-05
EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:63cd8a3f-2b85-493e-a51c-63e5c18daf3e
Source identifiers:
28252
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pubs:28252

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