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Mouthwash may treat malaria

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.316/b (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:316
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    Triclosan, a substance commonly found in mouthwashes and deodorants, has shown promise as an antimalarial treatment.

    Researchers in India have been investigating the use of triclosan as an antimalarial and have found that in mice this antimicrobial agent can completely clear the parasite. Dr Namita Suriola and her team at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore have also …

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