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Case report: Peripheral polyneuropathy and mefloquine prophylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22144435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a case of a woman who developed a peripheral polyneuropathy shortly after completing 4 weekly doses of mefloquine hydrochloride (250 mg) malaria prophylaxis. Although mefloquine-related central nervous system neuropathy is well described in the literature, peripheral polyneuropathy similar to this case has been documented only once before, to our knowledge.
Authors:
Alexander C Chester; Paola Sandroni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-06     Completed Date:  2012-02-01     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1008-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20016, USA. achester@foxhallinternists.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antimalarials / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology
Female
Humans
Malaria / prevention & control*
Mefloquine / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Minnesota
Polyneuropathies / chemically induced*
Travel
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 53230-10-7/Mefloquine
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