Letters Malaria

Stop ambiguous messages on malaria diagnosis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39143.024838.1F (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:489
  1. Valérie D'Acremont, research physician,
  2. Christian Lengeler, senior lecturer in epidemiology,
  3. Blaise Genton, senior lecturer in tropical medicine
  1. Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Swiss Tropical Institute, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
  1. Valerie.Dacremont{at}unibas.ch

    Reyburn et al's findings on malaria case management in endemic areas are worrying.1 Part of the problem is due to ambiguous messages provided by malaria experts and national guidelines on how to take action on the result of a malaria test. Undoubtedly, the ambiguity of national malaria control programme guidelines on the management of suspected malaria in children younger than 5 years is …

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