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Effectiveness and safety of 3 and 5 day courses of artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in an area of emerging artemisinin resistance in Myanmar

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Background Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has emerged and spread in Southeast Asia. In areas where resistance is established longer courses of artemisinin-based combination therapy have improved cure rates. Methods The standard 3-day course of artemether–lumefantrine (AL) was compared with an extended 5-day regimen for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Kayin state in South-East Myanmar, an area of emerging artemisinin resi... Expand abstract
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10.1186/s12936-018-2404-4

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Three Millennium Development Goals Fund
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BioMed Central
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Malaria Journal More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Article number:
258
Publication date:
2018-07-11
Acceptance date:
2018-07-03
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1475-2875
Pmid:
29996844
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English
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2018-07-19

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