The Treatment of Acute Malaria with Single Oral Doses of Amodiaquin, Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Pyrimethamine

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  • United Fruit Company (Tela Railroad Company) Hospital in La Lima, Honduras
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One thousand and twenty Hondurans were treated for acute malaria with a single oral dosage of either amodiaquin (Camoquin), chloroquine (Aralen), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) or pyrimethamine (Daraprim). In general, clinical response was excellent, treatment failures were few, relapses were infrequent, drug toxicity was negligible. The results with pyrimethamine were not equal to the results obtained with the three 4-aminoquinolines. Obviously, it is of great advantage to have several antiplasmodial agents that can be used in single oral dosage for mass treatment.