Comparison of tafenoquine (WR238605) and primaquine in the post-exposure (terminal) prophylaxis of vivax malaria in Australian Defence Force personnel

Nasveld, Peter, Kitchener, Scott, Edstein, Michael, and Rieckmann, Karl (2002) Comparison of tafenoquine (WR238605) and primaquine in the post-exposure (terminal) prophylaxis of vivax malaria in Australian Defence Force personnel. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 (6). pp. 683-684.

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Abstract

On return from duty in North Solomons Province (including Bougainville Island), Papua New Guinea, 586 Australian Defence Force personnel received either primaquine (14-d) or tafenoquine (3-d) postexposure malaria prophylaxis. Within 12 months, 6 of the 214 volunteers receiving primaquine and 7 of 378 receiving tafenoquine had developed vivax malaria. Overall, volunteers preferred the shorter course of tafenoquine.

Item ID: 29764
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1878-3503
Keywords: malaria, Plasmodium vivax, chemotherapy, tafenoquine, primaquine, Bougainville Island
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 00:23
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
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