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Effect of a single dose of oral azithromycin on malaria parasitaemia in children: a randomized controlled trial

September 1, 2021 - 17:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Boubacar Coulibaly, Ali Sié, Catherine E. Oldenburg, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:360, 31 August 2021

Azithromycin has recently been shown to reduce all-cause childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. One potential mechanism of this effect is via the anti-malarial effect of azithromycin, which may help treat or prevent malaria infection. This study evaluated short- and longer-term effects of azithromycin on malaria outcomes in children.

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