Malaria is a febrile illness caused by the Plasmodium species of protozoan parasites, transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito vector.
Five Plasmodium strains infect humans: Plasmodium f...
History of travel to malaria endemic region
Poor compliance with or lack of malaria prophylaxis
Signs and symptoms
High fevers, headache, chills, and sweats are classic symptoms.
For known chloroquine-susceptible P. falciparum and P. vivax and for all P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. knowlesi infections, chloroquine can be used for known c...
Consultation with a travel clinic is advised prior to travel to a malaria-endemic region.
Chemoprophylaxis and mosquito bite prevention methods are both essential.
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084.6 Malaria, unspecified
084.0 Falciparum malaria [malignant tertian]
084.1 Vivax malaria [benign tertian]
084.3 Ovale malaria
B54 Unspecified malaria
B50.9 Plasmodium falciparum malaria, ...
Q: What drugs are acceptable choices for treatment of malaria in pregnancy?
A: Options for uncomplicated malaria treatment in pregnant women in the United States include chloroquine (if sensitive),...
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