The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Chloroquine-induced pruritus among patients with malaria.

A questionnaire survey was performed among 550 acutely febrile patients with malaria to determine whether pruritus accompanied chloroquine therapy when the drug was employed to suppress paroxysmal febrile attacks. Eighty-one (74.3%) of the 109 respondents, including two Asian and one white patients, recalled the past occurrence of regular (60%) or occasional (40%) pruritus under those conditions, and 15 black patients (13.8%) under active treatment were currently experiencing itching. The typical pruritic reaction following chloroquine administration was generalized, began after a latency of 11 +/- 9 hours (mean +/- SD of 15 acute reactions), increased to a moderately severe peak of intensity within 25 +/- 12 hours, remained maximal for about 12 hours, and then gradually subsided completely 55 +/- 21 hours after onset. Antihistamines were largely ineffective for the relief of pruritus. These results suggest that certain undetermined factors, present in febrile patients with malaria, predispose to 4-aminoquinoline-induced pruritus. Black patients may have an increased susceptibility to this symptomatic drug reaction.[1]


  1. Chloroquine-induced pruritus among patients with malaria. Osifo, N.G. Archives of dermatology. (1984) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities