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Evaluation of in-hospital management for febrile illness in Northern Tanzania before and after 2010 World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria.

Authors
  • Moon, Andrew M
  • Biggs, Holly M
  • Rubach, Matthew P
  • Crump, John A
  • Maro, Venace P
  • Saganda, Wilbrod
  • Reddy, Elizabeth A
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089814
PMID: 24587056
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a setting of low malaria transmission, a high proportion of smear-negative patients were diagnosed with malaria and treated with antimalarials despite updated WHO guidelines on malaria treatment. Improved laboratory diagnostics for non-malaria febrile illness might help to curb this practice.

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