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Artemether/Lumefantrine

Open Access | Therapeutic efficacy of Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem(R)) against Plasmodium falciparum in Kersa, South West Ethiopia

January 6, 2010 - 17:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Assefa A, Kassa M, Tadese G, Mohamed H, Animut A, Mengesha T
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:1 (5 January 2010)

Background
Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem(R)) has been used as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infection since 2004 in Ethiopia. In the present study the therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum infection in Kersa, Jima zone, South-west Ethiopia, has been assessed.

The current study proved the excellent therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lumefantrine in the study area and the value of using it.

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