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Population pharmacokinetics of artesunate and dihydroartemisinin following intra-rectal dosing of artesunate in malaria patients.

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BACKGROUND: Intra-rectal artesunate has been developed as a potentially life-saving treatment of severe malaria in rural village settings where administration of parenteral antimalarial drugs is not possible. We studied the population pharmacokinetics of intra-rectal artesunate and the relationship with parasitological responses in patients with moderately severe falciparum malaria. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Adults and children in Africa and Southeast Asia with moderately severe malaria were rec...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.0030444

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Nosten, F
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White, N
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
11
Pages:
e444
Publication date:
2006-11-01
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1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Source identifiers:
13961

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