Amodiaquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine as treatment for chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Rwanda.

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Journal Article

The efficacy of amodiaquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine combination as a second-line therapy for chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum infections was investigated in Rwanda in September 1986. Children less than or equal to 5 years old presenting with a P. falciparum parasitemia 14 days after treatment with chloroquine were administered either amodiaquine (25 mg/kg over 3 days, 64 patients) or sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (as a single dose with tablets containing 500 mg of sulfadoxine and 25 mg of pyrimethamine: 1/4 tablet for children under 1 year, 1/2 for those 1-3 years old, and 1 tablet for those 4-5 years old; 34 patients) and followed for 7 days. Seven days after starting treatment with amodiaquine, 50 (76%) children were aparasitemic. All the children who had received sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine were aparasitemic 7 days after initiation of therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Deloron, P; Sexton, JD; Bugilimfura, L; Sezibera, C

Published Date

  • March 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 244 - 248

PubMed ID

  • 3281489

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3281489

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9637

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4269/ajtmh.1988.38.244

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States