Intermittent treatment for malaria and anaemia control at time of routine vaccinations in Tanzanian infants: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Schellenberg2001IntermittentTF,
  title={Intermittent treatment for malaria and anaemia control at time of routine vaccinations in Tanzanian infants: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={David M Schellenberg and Clara Men{\'e}ndez and Elizeus Kahigwa and J Javier Aponte and Josep Vidal and Marcel Tanner and Hassan M Mshinda and Pedro Luis Chas Alonso},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9267},
  pages={1471-7}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical malaria and severe anaemia are major causes of paediatric hospital admission and death in many malaria-endemic settings. In the absence of an effective and affordable vaccine, control programmes continue to rely on case management while attempting the large-scale deployment of insecticide-treated nets. We did a randomised, placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of intermittent sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine treatment on the rate of malaria and severe anaemia… CONTINUE READING
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