Malaria and amphetamine ‘horse tablets’ in Thailand
During recent clinical malaria research in Thailand we found a high frequency of amphetamine misuse and withdrawal amongst patients admitted to hospital with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. This comorbidity may cause diagnostic confusion, alter malaria pathophysiology and lead to drug interactions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 2: Mae Sot Hospital, Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand 3: Division of Narcotics, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand
Publication date: January 1, 2003