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Thirty-eight of 295 subjects participating in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of daily administration of atovaquone/proguanil for malaria prevention developed malaria at some time during the 20-week prophylaxis period. These subjects (3 atovaquone/proguanil recipients and 35 placebo recipients) were treated with 4 tablets of atovaquone/proguanil per day for 3 days. Atovaquone/proguanil provided safe, well-tolerated, and effective therapy for uncomplicated malaria in nonimmune Indonesians.

Original publication

DOI

10.1086/343750

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Infect Dis

Publication Date

01/11/2002

Volume

35

Pages

e92 - e95

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Animals, Antimalarials, Atovaquone, Double-Blind Method, Drug Resistance, Drug Therapy, Combination, Female, Humans, Indonesia, Malaria, Falciparum, Malaria, Vivax, Male, Middle Aged, Naphthoquinones, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Proguanil, Treatment Outcome