Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.192a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:192
  1. David Bradley,
  2. David Warhurst
  1. Codirector Codirector PHLS Malaria Reference Laboratory, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR,--The guidelines on malaria prophylaxis represent a consensus reached by 44 British specialists. The letters show how difficult it is to reach unequivocal conclusions in this field. The guidelines of 1993 gave equal place to two regimens for Africa1 and left practitioners to decide between them, which they found unhelpful. The guidelines of 1995 gave a priority recommendation whenever possible. The committee thought that cumulative evidence on the use of mefloquine,2 together with some deaths in British travellers taking proguanil …

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