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Table 3 Parasite clearance time (PCT100) from studies 20002009 in Vietnam

From: In vivo susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to artesunate in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam

(Hien TT 2004)[23] Artesunate 1 day (4mg/kg) + mefloquine on day 3 Artesunate 3 days (4, 2, 2 mg/kg) + mefloquine on day 3
  (N=70) (N=73)
Parasite clearance time   
 - Mean (range) hours 48.2 (40.6-55.9) 44.5 (37.7-51.4)
(Thanh NV et al. 2010) [24] 1998 2001 2004/2005 2008/2009
(Artemisinin 5 days) (Artemisinin 7 days) (Artesunate 7 days) (Artesunate 7 days)
  N=65 N=69 N=82 N=54
Parasite clearance time     
 - Median (SD) days 1.8 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 0.7 1.6 ± 0.7
Positive parasitaemia     
 - On day 3 – n (%) 4 (6%) 6 (9%) 3 (4%) 1 (2%)
 - On day 4 – n (%) 0 0 0 0