Malaria Chemoprophylaxis in Military Aircrew
CENTRE PRINCIPAL D'EXPERTISE MEDICALE DU PERSONNEL NAVIGANT CLAMART (FRANCE)
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Malaria prophylaxis of aircrew is one of the more frequent problems with which a flight surgeon has to cope. This article examines the aeromedical aspects of the topic by reviewing the indications and side effects of the available chemoprophylactic drugs. A potential for neurosensory side effects constitutes the most frequent reason to reject the use of a particular drug. Knowledge about malaria prophylaxis is in a constant state of change thus, recommendations are liable to become rapidly outmoded. Whatever the chosen drug, chemoprophylaxis should always be integrated into a global management strategy which includes antivector measures on an individual and collective scale.
- Medicine and Medical Research