Effectiveness of quinine monotherapy for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnant women in Lambaréné, Gabon.

@article{Adegnika2005EffectivenessOQ,
  title={Effectiveness of quinine monotherapy for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnant women in Lambar{\'e}n{\'e}, Gabon.},
  author={Ay{\^o}la A. Adegnika and Lutz Ph Breitling and Selidji Todagbe Agnandji and Sanders Kim Chai and Daniela Sch{\"u}tte and Sunny Oyakhirome and Norbert Georg Schwarz and Martin P. Grobusch and Michel Anoumou Missinou and Michael Ramharter and Saadou Issifou and Peter Gottfried Kremsner},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={263-6}
}
Pregnant women participating in a longitudinal immuno-epidemiologic survey in Lambaréné, Gabon, and presenting with Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia at monthly blood smear examinations were offered treatment with oral 7-day quinine monotherapy according to national health guidelines. A total of 50 pregnant women were offered 7-day oral quinine sulfate 10 mg/kg thrice daily. Clinical examinations and laboratory tests were performed on Days 28 and 56 to assess the effectiveness of this standard… CONTINUE READING

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