Last Doubts Resolved: Artesunate Is Superior to Quinine for the Treatment of Severe Falciparum Malaria

Blackburn, Brian G.
July 2011
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p37
The article presents a reprint of the article "Last Doubts Resolved: Artesunate Is Superior to Quinine for the Treatment of Severe Falciparum Malaria," by Brian G. Blackburn, which appeared in the May 2011 issue of "Infectious Disease Alert." It focuses on trial on the effectiveness of intravenous artesunate and intravenous quinine for the treatment of falciparum malaria in African children. It shows that children who received artesunate died less frequently than those who received quinine.


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