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Rectal quinine for malaria: Authors' reply

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1216
  1. H Barennes (, epidemiologist,
  2. E Pussard, pharmacologist
  1. Centre Muraz, 01BP390 Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  2. Hôpital du Kremlin Bicêtre, Service de Pharmacologie, France

    EDITOR—Hypoglycaemia resulting from quinine induced hyperinsulinaemia is indeed a side effect of quinine treatment. We assumed that the risk of hypoglycaemia is similar after rectal or intramuscular quinine because rectal administration of doses of 16 or 20 mg/kg …

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