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Korean Vivax Malaria

IV. Curative Effect of 15 Milligrams of Primaquine Daily for 7 Days

Anthony Di Lorenzo
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Summary

In a study of the curative effect of 15 mg. of primaquine daily for 7 days against late attacks, the relapse rate in patients with Korean vivax malaria was reduced from 50 per cent in patients treated with chloroquine to 3 per cent in patients treated with chloroquine and primaquine. The minimum follow-up in any patient was 3 months.

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Captain and Colonel, respectively, MC, U.S.A.

Department of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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