TITLE

Preventing malaria in travellers

AUTHOR(S)
Lalloo, David G.; Hill, David R.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1362
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of steps physicians can take to prevent malaria in international travelers, which include the ABCD approach to prevention. A discussion of the ABCD approach to prevention, which includes the awareness of risk, bite avoidance, compliance with chemoprophylaxis and prompt diagnosis of malaria is presented. Patient groups who are at risk for malaria and the mechanisms of antimalarials are discussed. Drug regimens which are available for the treatment of malaria are examined.
ACCESSION #
32746961

 

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