What is it about?

In a zest for Search for an ideal drug(least toxic , rapidly acting and one with least chances for resistance development) for Falciparum malaria.

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Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic which was used for mass treatment of trachoma in Africa was found to reduce splenomegaly rates in same population which also has high rate of endemic malaria.from here gradually researchers focused on its effectiveness in Malaria.i


I think addition of this macrolide molecule in our armamentarium will protect development of resistance against existing limited drugs against falciparum malaria

Ashok Sethia
Geeta bhawan hospital Indore

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This page is a summary of: Treatment of adults with acute uncomplicated malaria with azithromycin and chloroquine in India, Colombia, and Suriname, Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, October 2017, Dove Medical Press,
DOI: 10.2147/rrtm.s129741.
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