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Clinical trial of oral artesunate with or without high-dose primaquine for the treatment of vivax malaria in Thailand.

Abstract:

We studied prospectively 801 Thai patients admitted to the Bangkok Hospital for Tropical Diseases with acute, symptomatic Plasmodium vivax malaria to determine the optimum duration of treatment with oral artesunate and the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of a high dose of primaquine in prevention of relapse. Patients were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: 1) a five-day course of artesunate (Group A5); 2) a seven-day course of artesunate (Group A7); 3) a five-day cours...

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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
69
Issue:
1
Pages:
14-18
Publication date:
2003-07-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:bb946612-8711-4af6-b537-88e800b8de08
Source identifiers:
38701
Local pid:
pubs:38701

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