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Evaluation of chloroquine therapy for vivax and falciparum malaria in southern Sumatra, western Indonesia.

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BACKGROUND: Chloroquine was used as first-line treatment for Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium vivax in Indonesia before the initial launch of artemisinin combination therapy in 2004. A study to evaluate efficacies of chloroquine against P. falciparum and P. vivax was undertaken at Lampung in southern Sumatra, western Indonesia in 2002. METHODS: Patients infected by P. falciparum or P. vivax were treated with 25 mg/kg chloroquine base in three daily doses over 48 hr. Finger prick blood was...

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South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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Malaria Journal More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Article number:
52
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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1475-2875
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1475-2875
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English
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51988
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2012-12-19

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