Skip to main content

Table 3 Clearance of gametocyte following treatment of P. falciparum infections in children with mefloquine or artesunate-mefloquine

From: Effects of mefloquine and artesunate mefloquine on the emergence, clearance and sex ratio of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in malarious children

  Drug treatment  
Time to clearance of gametocyte (days) Artesunate-mefloquine Mefloquine P. value
1 31 29 0.017
2 3 7  
3 4 3  
4 4 1  
5   2  
6 1 3  
7    
8 1 10 0.026*
11   1  
14   1  
>14   7  
GCT    
   Mean ± sem 1.8 ± 0.22 5.6 ± 0.95 0.001
   Range 1-8 1-35  
  1. *Fisher exact test