An open paired randomised comparison of intramuscular chloroquine (3.5 mg base/kg every 6 h) and intramuscular quinine (20 mg salt/kg followed by 10 mg/kg every 12 h) was carried out in 50 Gambian children with severe falciparum malaria. 8 children died, 6 from the quinine-treated and 2 from the chloroquine-treated group. Chloroquine reduced parasitaemia significantly more rapidly than did quinine, but other measures of the therapeutic response were similar in the two groups. Quinine injectio...Expand abstract
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Open comparison of intramuscular chloroquine and quinine in children with severe chloroquine-sensitive falciparum malaria.
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