Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate in Plasmodium vivax malaria in Thailand.

  title={Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate in Plasmodium vivax malaria in Thailand.},
  author={Yaghoob Hamedi and Omid Safa and Samad Zare and Peerapan Tan-Ariya and Somei Kojima and Sornchai Looareesuwan},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={35 3},
Our previous study showed that in vitro susceptibility of Plasmodium vivax to chloroquine has significantly decreased in Thailand within the past two decades. Thus, the evaluation of alternative antimalarials for treatment of vivax malaria is needed. The aim of this study was to examine parasitological and clinical efficacy of an artemisinin derivative (artesunate) for the treatment of vivax malaria in patients who were admitted to the Bangkok Hospital for Tropical Diseases. We randomly… CONTINUE READING