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Use of artemisinin derivatives for the control of malaria.

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Since 1994, the combination of mefloquine and artesunate is the standard treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the population of displaced persons on the Western border of Thailand. As a result, the fall of mefloquine efficacy was stopped and the incidence of falciparum malaria reduced. This is attributed to the effects of the artemisinin derivatives on transmissibility. Similar trends were observed in Vietnam where artemisinin is widely used. Combination therapies that...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Medecine tropicale : revue du Corps de sante colonial
Volume:
58
Issue:
3 Suppl
Pages:
45-49
Publication date:
1998-01-01
ISSN:
0025-682X
URN:
uuid:9b26768f-fe97-4ccc-8814-ffc9e8a77f7a
Source identifiers:
15967
Local pid:
pubs:15967

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