volume 32, issue 3, P241-245 1999
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86821999000300004
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Abstract: The efficacy of quinine for the treatment of falciparum malaria was studied by quadriennal analysis of the medical records of 454 patients admitted to the HDT-GO from 1983 to 1994 and treated with identical doses of quinine alone for 7 days. In the quadriennium from 1983 to 1986, 98.4% of the patients became negative by the 5th day of treatment and 8% presented recurrence (R1); from 1987 to 1990, only 72.9% became negative by the 5th day of treatment, 1.4% remained positive until the 7th day (R2) and 9.7% pres…

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