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Mefloquine treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in young children 6-24 months of age in northern Ghana.

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Mefloquine (MQ) single dose 20 mg/kg treatment of falciparum malaria was evaluated in 186 children of 6-24 months of age in northern Ghana. There were 15 RII/RIII-type parasitologic failures, all with Day 2 MQ blood levels significantly lower than children whose parasitemias cleared before Day 7 and remained clear through 28 days. Predictors of RII/RIII parasitologic response were vomiting after MQ dosing, Day 2 MQ levels < 500 ng/mL, and undetectable Day 2 levels of the carboxymefloquine ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
76
Issue:
2
Pages:
224-231
Publication date:
2007-02-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:f066db06-c929-4733-95b1-db54f3d767a2
Source identifiers:
81789
Local pid:
pubs:81789

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