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Different Clinical Features of Malaria

Malaria is a major public health problem in India, accounting for sizeable morbidity, mortality and economic loss. Apart from preventive measures, early diagnosis and complete treatment are the important modalities that have been adopted to contain the disease the other causes should also be suspected and investigated in the presence of following manifestations: Running nose, cough and other signs of respiratory infection Diagnosis can be done by Microscopy,RDT etc The treatment of P. falciparum malaria is based on areas identified as chloroquine resistant/ sensitive as ACT Clinical features are Severe manifestations can develop in P. falciparum infection over a span of time as short as 12 – 24 hours and may lead to death, if not treated promptly and adequately Specific antimalarial treatment of severe malaria is an emergency and treatment should be given promptly Parenteral artemisinin derivatives or quinine should be used irrespective of chloroquine sensitivity

Author(s): Neeta Rai, Jobin Abraham