Clinical review of malaria for the emergency physician Évaluation clinique du paludisme pour les médecins urgentistes

Laura Janneck, Alex Koyfman, James Kimo Takayesu

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Abstract

Malaria is a disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium genus, and is one of the most prevalent diseases in Africa and around the world. Emergency physicians in both endemic and non-endemic regions often encounter initial presentations of malaria, and knowledge about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease is crucial in caring for these patients. This article covers briefly the epidemiology of malaria and the lifecycle of the Plasmodium parasite. This is followed by a discussion of the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with malaria, as pertinent to the African emergency physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-130
Number of pages5
JournalAfrican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Antimalarials
  • Emergencies
  • Infection
  • Malaria
  • Protozoal infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Emergency
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Critical Care

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