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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 472--473

Sodium artesunate-induced diuresis in a patient with malaria

Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag, Vijay Lad, Prithi Shenoy 
 Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

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Syed Ahmed Zaki
Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College, Sion, Mumbai
India

Sodium artesunate is used in the treatment of malaria. We report a case of sodium artesunate induced diuresis and natriuresis in a patient with malaria. Following artesunate administration there was polyuria accompanied by natriuresis that was reversed after discontinuation of artesunate treatment. The diuretic effect of artesunate can modify the course of renal failure in severe malaria. Prescribers should be aware of this effect of artesunate, so that it can be used judiciously and to the advantage of patients with severe malaria.


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Zaki SA, Shanbag P, Lad V, Shenoy P. Sodium artesunate-induced diuresis in a patient with malaria.Indian J Pharmacol 2011;43:472-473


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Zaki SA, Shanbag P, Lad V, Shenoy P. Sodium artesunate-induced diuresis in a patient with malaria. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2023 Feb 3 ];43:472-473
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