Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 29th, 2006
Study 1: Chloroquine does not improve malarial parasite response to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.
In a recent report, researchers in Sudan conducted a study to "compare the efficacy of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) + chloroquine (CQ) combination treatment against falciparum malaria with SP treatment alone." Two hundred and fifty-four "patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in rural eastern Sudan, where the population is semi-immune" were studied.
"Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine treatment alone cured 68.3% (41/60) and SP + CQ cured 63.4%...
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