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During recent clinical malaria research in Thailand we found a high frequency of amphetamine misuse and withdrawal amongst patients admitted to hospital with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. This comorbidity may cause diagnostic confusion, alter malaria pathophysiology and lead to drug interactions.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trop Med Int Health

Publication Date

01/2003

Volume

8

Pages

17 - 18

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Antimalarials, Central Nervous System Stimulants, Diagnosis, Differential, Drug Interactions, Female, Humans, Malaria, Falciparum, Male, Methamphetamine, Substance-Related Disorders