Case management of malaria : treatment and chemoprophylaxis

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dc.contributor.author Ukpe, I.S. (Indongesit Sunday)
dc.contributor.author Moonasar, Devanand
dc.contributor.author Raman, Jaishree
dc.contributor.author Barnes, K.I.
dc.contributor.author Baker, Lee
dc.contributor.author Blumberg, Lucille H.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-22T07:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-22T07:38:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.description.abstract Malaria case management is a vital component of programmatic strategies for malaria control and elimination. Malaria case management encompasses prompt and effective treatment to minimise morbidity and mortality, reduce transmission and prevent the emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance. Malaria is an acute illness that may progress rapidly to severe disease and death, especially in non-immune populations, if not diagnosed early and promptly treated with effective drugs. In this article, the focus is on malaria case management, addressing treatment, monitoring for parasite drug resistance, and the impact of drug resistance on treatment policies; it concludes with chemoprophylaxis and treatment strategies for malaria elimination in South Africa. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2013 en
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ukpe, IS, Moonasar, D, Raman, J, Barnes, KI, Baker, L & Blumberg, L 2013, 'Case management of malaria : treatment and chemoprophylaxis',South African Medical Journal, vol. 103, no. 10 (suppl. 2), pp. 793-798. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.7443
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32564
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Chemoprophylaxis en_US
dc.subject Malaria case management en_US
dc.subject Malaria control and elimination en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Malariotherapy -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Malaria -- Chemoprevention -- South Africa en
dc.title Case management of malaria : treatment and chemoprophylaxis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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