Artesunate

Artesunate

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Artesunate (INN) is part of the artemisinin group of drugs that treat malaria. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin that is water-soluble and may therefore be given by injection. It is sometimes abbreviated AS.Artesunate is used primarily as treatment for malaria; but it has also been shown to be >90% efficacious at reducing egg production in Schistosoma haematobium infection. According to WHO intravenous AS is the drug of choice for severe malaria both in children and adults where there is low transmission. In regions where transmission is high, randomized trials among Asian adults and African children strongly advocates the use of artesunate over quinine as the treatment of choice for falciparum malaria.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135834347
  • 9786135834345