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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.

Keywords: Burma; Plasmodium falciparum; Thailand; amphetamine; diagnosis; drug misuse; malaria; methamphetamine

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.2003.01002.x

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

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