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Clinical Trial of Malaria Prophylaxis in Tropical Splenomegaly Syndrome

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 20 February 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:426
  1. Pieter C. Stuiver,
  2. John L. Ziegler,
  3. John B. Wood,
  4. Richard H. Morrow,
  5. M. S. R. Hutt


    A controlled, randomized, double-blind trial of malaria prophylaxis in tropical splenomegaly syndrome showed a significant reduction in spleen size and an improvement of anaemia and symptoms in patients treated with antimalarials compared with control subjects receiving placebo. This study confirms the observations from West Africa and provides further indirect evidence for a malarial aetiology of tropical splenomegaly syndrome.