L. G. Hunsicker; Ronald A. Schwartz; Frank M. Barnwell
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In the period from September 1965 to February 1966 the U. S. Naval Hospital on Guam received 150 cases of malaria evacuated from the Republic of Viet Nam, mostly within a few days of their diagnosis. The clinical presentation of these patients was exceedingly varied. In many, gastrointestinal symptoms predominated; others had respiratory symptoms and the radiographic signs of bronchopneumonia. The most common complaints were retro-orbital headache, myalgias, and fever of varying and, at times, alarming degree.
Of those treated with standard courses of chloroquine, 98% had recrudescences within a period of 30 days, and approximately 40% had no response
L. G. Hunsicker, Ronald A. Schwartz, Frank M. Barnwell. Malaria from Viet Nam.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1046. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1046_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1046.
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