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Open Access | Compliance with a three-day course of artesunate-mefloquine combination and baseline anti-malarial treatment in an area of Thailand with highly multidrug resistant falciparum malaria

February 10, 2010 - 10:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Kanungnit Congpuong, Pongwit Bualombai, Vick Banmairuroi, Kesara Na-Bangchang
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:43 (4 February 2010)

The authors discuss the compliance associated with a three-day AS-MQ regimen following a recent change in the treatment guidelines for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Thailand. The patient data are supported by whole blood/plasma drug levels. In malaria treatment compliance remains a major factor determining effectiveness.

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