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Imported Malaria

Pediatric EM Morsels

Food and Drug Administration Approval of Artesunate for Severe Malaria: Enough to Achieve Best Practice? This is typically only widely available in endemic countries (Forgie 2022) More recently there has been a deletion in the Pfhrp 2/3 gene in some P. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2020 Mar 11;33(2):e00104-19. Clin Infect Dis. 16 Oct 2023.

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Mind The Bleep

Investigations EDTA blood (ie an FBC bottle) should be sent urgently for thick and thin films Most laboratories will also perform a rapid diagnostic test (lateral flow), which has quite good sensitivity for P falciparum and reasonable sensitivity for P vivax If the rapid test is negative, consider alternative differentials (e.g.