Lower artemether, dihydroartemisinin and lumefantrine concentrations during rifampicin-based tuberculosis treatment
Backf, David J.
Khoof, Saye H.
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Malaria and tuberculosis (TB) are co-endemic in many parts of the developing world. Although malaria transmission may occur throughout the duration of TB treatment, drug data between antimalarial drugs and anti- TB drugs are limited . The WHO recommends artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) for uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, whereas for TB treatment, the WHO recommends rifampicinbased therapy [2,3]. However, no data exist on drug interactions between ACTs and rifampicin-based TB treatment.
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