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Editor's Correspondence
April 23, 2001

Quinidine and Malaria

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(8):1118-1119. doi:

The recent article by Dorsey et al1 highlights some of the difficulties in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria in the United States. However, it fails to mention the critical importance of having intravenous (IV) quinidine available for the management of life-threatening chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum infection. The following case presentation underscores this problem.

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