Efficacy of therapeutic combinations with artemisinin derivatives in the treatment of non complicated malaria in Burundi

by Ndayiragije A, Niyungeko D, Karenzo J, Niyungeko E, Barutwanayo M, Ciza A, Bosman A, Moyou-Somo R, Nahimana A, Nyarushatsi JP, Barihuta T, Mizero L, Ndaruhutse J, Delacollette C, Ringwald P, Kamana J. Trop Med Int Health, June 2004, 9(6): 673-9.

Summary: Faced with the problem of resistance to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, the Ministry of Public Health of Burundi decided to study the efficacy of two artemisinin-based combinations, the fixed combination of artemether-lumefantrine and the combination of amodiaquine + artesunate. During a consensus workshop, the Ministry of Public Health agreed on the combination of artesunate and amodiaquine as the first line drug for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Burundi including epidemic outbreak.

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