Malaria: Chemoprophylaxis and therapy

S. C. Masley, B. D. Weiss

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Abstract

Malaria should be considered in a patient with unexplained fever and a history of travel to an endemic area. Aggressive therapy must be started if Plasmodium falciparum infection is a possibility. Travelers must be educated about mosquito bite protection and appropriate chemoprophylaxis. Travelers can, however, acquire malaria despite chemoprophylaxis, and symptoms may appear up to one year after the trip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican family physician
Volume38
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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