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Is parasite clearance clinically important after malaria treatment in a high transmission area? A 3-month follow-up of home-based management with herbal medicine or ACT.

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Argemone mexicana (AM), a validated herbal medicine for uncomplicated malaria, seems to prevent severe malaria without completely clearing parasites in most patients. This study, in a high transmission area of South Mali, explores whether residual parasitaemia at day 28 was associated with subsequent malaria episodes and/or anaemia. Three hundred and one patients were randomly assigned to AM or artesunate/amodiaquine as first line treatment, of whom 294 were followed up beyond the standard 28...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-International
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
105
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-31
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:ed0a5ef0-2243-4150-bf83-838e6aef251d
Source identifiers:
116600
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pubs:116600

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