Malaria prevention in travelling children

Show simple item record Mathijs, Sophie 2013-01-31T13:18:04Z 2013-01-31T13:18:04Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Preventing malaria in children is often neglected. Prevention is very important, as malaria is still a significant cause of childhood mortality. Parents must be aware that the same measures must be taken by children to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Chemoprophylaxis with mefloquine, atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, or chloroquine is advised. The correct dose must be given, at the correct dosing interval. The choice of drug depends on several factors, such as cost, side-effects, and other drug intake. Parents must be educated on the symptoms of malaria, as making a prompt diagnosis can reduce the incidence of further complications. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2013 en
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mathijs, S 2012, 'Malaria prevention in travelling children', South African Family Practice, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 482-484. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1026-9177 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1726-426X (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care en_US
dc.rights © SAAFP en_US
dc.subject Antimalarials en_US
dc.subject Chemoprophylaxis en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Insecticides en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Malaria -- Prevention en
dc.title Malaria prevention in travelling children en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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