Treatment of vivax malaria on the western border of Thailand.

The efficacy of chloroquine (25 mg base/kg over 3 days) in Plasmodium vivax malaria was evaluated in 1995/96 in 342 patients living in an endemic area on the western border of Thailand. Clearance of fever and parasites was obtained within 2 days in > 95% of the patients, and all were aparasitaemic by day 4. Reappearance of P. vivax occurred in 1 patient on… CONTINUE READING