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Psychosis with paranoid delusions after a therapeutic dose of mefloquine: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, August 2006
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
Psychosis with paranoid delusions after a therapeutic dose of mefloquine: a case report
Published in
Malaria Journal, August 2006
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-5-74
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Authors

Tuan M Tran, Joseph Browning, Mary L Dell

Abstract

Convenient once-a-week dosing has made mefloquine a popular choice as malaria prophylaxis for travel to countries with chloroquine-resistant malaria. However, the increased use of mefloquine over the past decade has resulted in reports of rare, but severe, neuropsychiatric adverse reactions, such as anxiety, depression, hallucinations and psychosis. A direct causality between mefloquine and severe reactions among travelers has been partly confounded by factors associated with foreign travel and, in the case of therapeutic doses of mefloquine, the central nervous system manifestations of Plasmodium infection itself. The present case provides a unique natural history of mefloquine-induced neuropsychiatric toxicity and revisits its dose-dependent nature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 5 6%
Other 17 22%
Unknown 18 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 26%
Psychology 10 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 9%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 21 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2020.
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#1,413,552
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Outputs from Malaria Journal
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