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Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Mar 1;32(5):838-41. Epub 2001 Feb 23.

Effect of antipyretic drugs in children with malaria.

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  • 1Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon; Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.


A comparison of different antipyretics in children with malaria showed a small effect of naproxen, but not of metamizol, on the reduction of fever peaks. Antipyretic treatment had no effect on fever clearance and therefore should be used cautiously in the treatment of malaria.

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