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Adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa and Bunyala districts, Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: Following the development of resistance to anti-malarial mono-therapies, malaria endemic countries in Africa now use artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) as recommended first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. Patients' adherence to ACT is an important factor to ensure treatment efficacy, as well as to reduce the likelihood of parasite resistance to these drugs. This study reports adherence to a specific ACT, artemether-lumefantrine (AL), under conditions of routine...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1475-2875-10-281

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Zurovac, D
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Snow, RW
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria journal Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
281
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:95aef457-c61b-46fe-9612-f8966f366231
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180444
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pubs:180444

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