Comparison of artesunate and chloroquine activities against Plasmodium vivax gametocytes.

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The gametocidal activities of chloroquine and artesunate were compared. The relative risk (RR) of having detectable gametocytes appear after treatment initiation was lower in artesunate-treated patients (n = 792) than in chloroquine-treated patients (n = 695) (RR = 0.29; 95% CI = 0.2 to 0.40; P < 0.0001). The duration and magnitude of gametocyte carriage… (More)

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@article{Nacher2004ComparisonOA, title={Comparison of artesunate and chloroquine activities against Plasmodium vivax gametocytes.}, author={Mathieu Nacher and Udomsak Silachamroon and Pratap Singhasivanon and Polrat Wilairatana and Weerapong Phumratanaprapin and Arnaud L Fontanet and Sornchai Looareesuwan}, journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy}, year={2004}, volume={48 7}, pages={2751-2} }