Clinic Consult: Pediatrics (Malaria)

by Ritabrata Kundu, Jaydeep Choudhury

This book on "CLINIC CONSULT PEDIATRICS Malaria" provides an overview of the disease malaria with the focus on the changing epidemiology of malaria, clinical features, investigations, management, including an overview of the antimalarial drugs, treatment of special situations, severe malaria, chemoprophylaxis, and prevention of malaria. The chapters compiled in this book cover the various aspects of malaria in a concise and easy-to-read presentation. Despite an impressive increase in malaria intervention coverage, millions of people still do not receive the services they need. Poverty and low education are significant predictors of coverage gaps for fever care, diagnostic testing, and treatment in pregnancy, availability of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and receipt of artemisinin-based combination therapy. Malaria is still a major public health problem in India, accounting for sizeable morbidity, mortality, and economic loss. Among the major Plasmodium species, 53% are Plasmodium falciparum and 47% are Plasmodium vivax. Parasitological diagnosis is of utmost importance towards proper management of malaria, followed by therapy with appropriate medicines. This book is surely a great help for all the medical practitioners, who treat patients suffering from malaria, and also for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Kundu Ritabrata
Institute of Child Health, Dr Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2. Choudhury Jaydeep Institute of Child Health, Dr Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN 9789351527732
Speciality Pediatrics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12879
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 118
Book Type Professional


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