Sunday, 1 January 2017

Points every medical professional should know about Malaria

Points every medical professional should know about Malaria

Dr K K Aggarwal, National President IMA

·         No one should die of malaria in India.
·         Vivax malaria cases to be treated with chloroquine for 3 days and 14 days primaquine as radical treatment after doing G6PD testing, if possible. 
·         Primaquine is contraindicated in pregnant women.
·         Uncomplicated falciparum malaria to be treated with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)
for 3 days and single day primaquine on second day.
·         All severe malaria cases (both vivax and falciparum) to be treated with injection artesunate followed by complete course of oral antimalarial.
·         Artesunate monotherapy is banned in India
·         Don't treat malaria cases with injection artesunate only.
·         Antigen-based Bivalent (Pv & Pf) Rapid Diagnostic Kit or microscopy is the recommended method of confirmation of malaria and available free of cost in Govt. Health Facility.
·         Current Malaria Treatment Guidelines are available on

(Contributions from Dr AC Dhariwal)

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