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Open Access | Research: Oral Activated Charcoal Prevents Experimental Cerebral Malaria in Mice and in a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Man Did Not Interfere with the Pharmacokinetics of Parenteral Artesunate

April 16, 2010 - 08:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J. Brian de Souza, Uduak Okomo,Michael Walther, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 5(4): e9867

If future studies succeed in establishing the efficacy of oAC in human malaria, then the characteristics of being inexpensive, well-tolerated at high doses and requiring no sophisticated storage would make oAC a relevant candidate for adjunct therapy to reduce mortality from severe malaria, or for immediate treatment of suspected severe malaria in a rural setting.

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