Prevention of Malaria
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Malaria almost certainly would have been prevented if the individual had taken appropriate chemoprophylaxis. The development has taken appropriate chemoprophylaxis. The development of severe malaria would have been prevented if the malaria slide had been reviewed by a pathologist the following day, or the emergency department physician had insisted on repeat malaria smears every 6 to 12 hours for the next 48 hours and if appropriate oral therapy has been initiated when malaria was detected. Death might have been prevented if the admitting physician had recognized severe malaria, placed the patient in an intensive care unit, and initiated appropriate intravenous antimalarial and supportive therapy.
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