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Oral artesunate for neonatal malaria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20144934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 24-day male baby presented with a history of fever and poor feeding. The baby was pale and had hepatosplenomegaly. Peripheral blood films revealed Plasmodium vivax. Chloroquine is the drug of choice in neonatal malaria. However, our patient did not respond to chloroquine. There has been very little experience with other drugs. This case highlights the use of oral artesunate to which the baby responded. The future may see its more frequent use in resistant malaria.
K Shreedhara Avabratha; L Agnidevi Chettiyar; Navin P John
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-26     Completed Date:  2011-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Antimalarials / therapeutic use*
Artemisinins / therapeutic use*
Chloroquine / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Infant, Newborn
Malaria, Vivax / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Plasmodium vivax / drug effects*,  isolation & purification
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 0/Artemisinins; 54-05-7/Chloroquine; 83507-69-1/artesunate

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