Malaria Treatment, Paediatrics

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Abstract

Malaria is the tropical disease most commonly imported into the UK. Three quarters of reported malaria cases are caused by Plasmodium falciparum, capable of invading a high proportion of red blood cells and rapidly leading to severe or life‐threatening multi‐organ disease. Most non‐falciparum malaria cases are caused by Plasmodium vivax, a few are caused by Plasmodium ovule, malariae and the more recently discovered knowlesi. Infections cause by mixed malarial organisms, commonly involve P.falciparum and carry the risk of  severe malaria.

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