Homoeopathy may not be effective in preventing malariaBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1288/a (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1288
- Pascal Delaunay (email@example.com), specialist in parasitology, department of parasitology-mycology,
- Eric Cua, specialist in infectious diseases, department of intensive care,
- Philippe Lucas, specialist in intensive care and cardiology, department of intensive care,
- Pierre Marty, specialist in parasitology and tropical medicine, department of parasitology-mycology
- University Hospital, BP 3079, 06202 Nice, Cedex 03, France
EDITOR—The homoeopathic principle that like should be cured with like is not always advisable,1 as illustrated in this case report.
A 40 year old woman took two holidays a year in tropical countries. After experiencing digestive disorders with conventional prophylactic drugs she decided to seek medical advice from a homoeopath for her forthcoming holiday in Togo. Two homeopathic drugs were prescribed: Ledum palustre 5 CH (Boiron, Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France) as one granule daily and Malaria …