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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.


Journal article


Trop Med Int Health

Publication Date





17 - 18


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