Malaria - An update

Malaria - An update
Maksudur Rahman1, Hossain Shahid Kamrul Alam2, Abu Tayeb3, Probir Kumar Sarker4,
Tahera Nazreen5, Akhand Tanzih Sultana6

Multi-drug resistant malaria is a public health threat in South East Asia and its
potential spread is imminent.Chloroquine resistantce is high so it should not be used
for the treatment of plasmodium falciparum malaria; ACT (Artemisinin based
combination therapy) should be used. In cerebral malaria, i/v artesunate is preferable
than i/v quinine when available.

Key Words: Malaria, Drug resistant malaria, Treatment.

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