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Halofantrine in the treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in the Philippines.

Author

 Santos MN,
 Saniel MVC,
 Quiambao BP,
 Bustos DG,
 Carlos CC

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Announcements
Title
Mosquito Borne Dis Bull
Publication Date
Page(s)
0

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Others
Title
Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Frequency
Others
Publication Date
September- 1991
Volume
22
Issue
3
Page(s)
386-92

Abstract

In an open clinical trial, thirty patients 14 to 44 years old and with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria were given halofantrine hydrochloride 500 mg (2 tablets) 6-hourly for 3 doses, a total dose of 1500 mg. All 30 patients were cured with a mean asexual parasite clearance in 6 patients consisting of mild to moderate headache, dizziness and abdominal muscle spasm. Drug-induced hemolysis did not occur in two G6PD deficient patients. Twenty-three out of 28 isolates tested (82%) were resistant to amodiaquine, 3(11%) were resistant to the sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine combination, and all were sensitive to chloroquine, quinine and mefloquine by in vitro microtest. The study confirms the efficacy of halofantrine hydorchloride as a blood schizonticide in falciparum malaria. (Author)

Physical Location

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box. No. 119 / LA Abstract Print Format
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Fulltext pdf (Request Document)
U.S. National Library of Medicine: PubMed/Medline Abstract External Link (View)

 
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