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Diagnosis of Malaria


·         Parasite-based diagnosis is recommended for all patients presenting with signs and symptoms of malaria.


·         The recommended investigations are: malaria microscopy and malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs)


·        In severe malaria, blood slide (BS) is a recommended malaria test as it quantifies parasitemia.


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References

Wells BG, DiPiro J, Schwinghammer T (2013), Pharmacotherapy Handbook (6th Ed). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey ML, (2008): Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach (7th ed): New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


Katz M D., Matthias KR., Chisholm-Burns M A., Pharmacotherapy(2011) Principles & Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach: New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM (2009) Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach (7th ed): New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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