Chloroquine versus Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Savannakhet Province, Lao People's Democratic Republic: An Assessment of National Antimalarial Drug Recommendations

Mayxay, Mayfong; Newton, Paul N.; Khanthavong, Maniphono; Tiengkham, Pongvongsa; Phetsouvanh, Rattanaxay; Phompida, Samlane; Brockman, Alan; White, Nicholas J.
October 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1021
Academic Journal
Describes the use of oral chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum in Laos. Association of gametocytemia with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine therapy; Accounts on the clinical research for the efficacy of antimalarial drugs; Risk factor for developing severe malaria.


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