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Open Access | Research: Randomized controlled trial of artesunate or artemether in Vietnamese adults with severe falciparum malaria

April 16, 2010 - 08:29 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Phu NH, Tuan PQ, Day N, Mai NT, Chau TT, Chuong LV, Sinh DX, White NJ, Farrar J, Tran HT
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:97 (15 April 2010)

Both artemether and artesunate have been shown to be superior to quinine for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in Southeast Asian adults, although the magnitude of the superiority has been greater for artesunate than artemether. These two artemisinin derivatives had not been compared in a randomized trial.

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