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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
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
76
Issue:
2
Pages:
224-231
Publication date:
2007-02-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Source identifiers:
81789
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:81789
UUID:
uuid:f066db06-c929-4733-95b1-db54f3d767a2
Local pid:
pubs:81789
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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