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We have attempted to summarise an approach to management of severe malaria from our experience and that of others from published data in this review. This represents our current state of knowledge and practices which may change as research continues in this field. It also represents what we feel should be the minimum aim in treating severe malaria even at district hospital level. It focuses on practical issues encountered when admitting such patients: initial assessment, immediate supportive management, use of transfusion, appropriate anti-malarial treatment and ongoing management.

Type

Journal article

Journal

East Afr Med J

Publication Date

08/1995

Volume

72

Pages

536 - 539

Keywords

Child, Humans, Malaria