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Table 2 Effect of parasite load at baseline on failure: day 28

From: Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children aged less than five years: results of an open-label, randomized, single-centre study

Parasite load at baseline Failure at day 28 p-value* AL dispersible p-value* DP dispersible p-value*
≤50,000 (n = 223) 37 (16.6%) 0.796 23 (20.5%) 0.735 14 (12.6%) 0.959
>50,000 (n = 219) 34 (15.5%) 20 (18.2%) 14 (12.6%)
≤100,000 (n = 328) 54 (16.5%) 0.768 31 (19.1%) 0.851 23 (13.9%) 0.484
>100,000 (n = 114) 17 (14.9%) 12 (20.0%) 5 (9.3%)
  1. *p-value from chi-square/fishers exact test.