A randomized trial comparing the efficacy of four treatment regimens for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Assam state, India.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18252
Title:
A randomized trial comparing the efficacy of four treatment regimens for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Assam state, India.
Authors:
Campbell, P; Baruah, S; Narain, K; Rogers, C C
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
A four-arm drug sensitivity study compared chloroquine, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), mefloquine and mefloquine-artesunate in Sonitpur and Karbi Anglong districts in Assam state, India. Two criteria were used to ascertain outcome: success of clinical treatment and parasitologic cure. In Sonitpur, at 14 days, there were 36/56 early and late treatment failures plus late parasitologic failures to chloroquine and 16/56 for SP. In Karbi Anglong, combined treatment failure at 14 days was 16/56 to chloroquine and 8/60 to SP. Mefloquine and mefloquine-artesunate demonstrated 93.9% and 93.6% sustained responses respectively at 42 days. High failure rates to both chloroquine and SP preclude the use of these drugs as first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in this region. A mefloquine-artesunate combination presents an effective alternative utilizing the currently recommended higher dose of mefloquine.
Affiliation:
Medecins sans Frontieres-Holland, India Section, R.G. Baruah Road, Guwahati, Assam 781024, India. patricia10334@yahoo.com
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
Feb-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18252
DOI:
10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.06.016
PubMed ID:
16289651
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203
Language:
en
ISSN:
0035-9203
Appears in Collections:
Malaria

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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, P-
dc.contributor.authorBaruah, S-
dc.contributor.authorNarain, K-
dc.contributor.authorRogers, C C-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T10:54:07Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-14T10:54:07Z-
dc.date.issued2006-02-
dc.identifier.citationA randomized trial comparing the efficacy of four treatment regimens for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Assam state, India. 2006, 100 (2):108-18 Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn0035-9203-
dc.identifier.pmid16289651-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.06.016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18252-
dc.description.abstractA four-arm drug sensitivity study compared chloroquine, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), mefloquine and mefloquine-artesunate in Sonitpur and Karbi Anglong districts in Assam state, India. Two criteria were used to ascertain outcome: success of clinical treatment and parasitologic cure. In Sonitpur, at 14 days, there were 36/56 early and late treatment failures plus late parasitologic failures to chloroquine and 16/56 for SP. In Karbi Anglong, combined treatment failure at 14 days was 16/56 to chloroquine and 8/60 to SP. Mefloquine and mefloquine-artesunate demonstrated 93.9% and 93.6% sustained responses respectively at 42 days. High failure rates to both chloroquine and SP preclude the use of these drugs as first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in this region. A mefloquine-artesunate combination presents an effective alternative utilizing the currently recommended higher dose of mefloquine.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.aspen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAntimalarialsen
dc.subject.meshArtemisininsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshChloroquineen
dc.subject.meshDrug Combinationsen
dc.subject.meshDrug Therapy, Combinationen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIndiaen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshMalaria, Falciparumen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMefloquineen
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshPyrimethamineen
dc.subject.meshQuinolinesen
dc.subject.meshSesquiterpenesen
dc.subject.meshSulfadoxineen
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleA randomized trial comparing the efficacy of four treatment regimens for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Assam state, India.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins sans Frontieres-Holland, India Section, R.G. Baruah Road, Guwahati, Assam 781024, India. patricia10334@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen
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