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Co-artemether has been used in ambulatory treatment of falciparum malaria

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7353.1585/a (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1585
  1. Stephen Toovey (toovey@travelclinic.co.za), medical director,
  2. Andrew Jamieson, medical director
  1. Netcare Travel Clinics, South Africa, PO Box 786692, Sandton, 2146, South Africa

    EDITOR—D'Acremont et al report a study of the treatment of imported malaria in an ambulatory setting.1 We are the sole providers of care to a large group of non-immune expatriates and semi-immune Mozambicans in Maputo, diagnosing malaria by rapid antigen testing and microscopy. We report here on the treatment of non-immune patients with falciparum malaria.

    Given the lack of adequate high level care facilities in Maputo, we have had to devise a treatment …

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