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Investigation and treatment of imported malaria in non-endemic countries

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Whitty, CJ, Chiodini, P and Lalloo, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7680-2200 (2013) 'Investigation and treatment of imported malaria in non-endemic countries'. British Medical Journal (BMJ), Vol 346, Issue 7909, pp. 31-34.

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Abstract

Malaria is a common cause of fever in people returning from the tropics
Falciparum malaria is potentially fatal unless treated early, and patients over 65 years are at particular risk
In most cases, vivax malaria can be treated with chloroquine in the outpatient setting
Resistance to antimalarial drugs used to treat falciparum malaria is widespread
Artesunate is the drug of choice for severe malaria, but if this is not available do not delay treatment with quinine

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 770 Therapy
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2900
Depositing User: Annmarie Hand
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 14:31
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 16:45
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3517

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