Homoeopathy in malaria: head of infectious diseases replies

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1184 (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1184
  1. Pierre Dellamonica (mal-infectieuses@chu-nice.fr), head, infectious and tropical diseases department
  1. Hôpital de l'Archet I, BP 3079, 06202 Nice cedex 3, France

    EDITOR—Delaunay et al report on a patient with complicated malaria after homoeopathic prophylactic treatment.1 Besides pointing out the dangers of homoeopathic prophylaxis for this condition, the authors suggest that recommendations concerning good laboratory practice seem not to have been followed by the haematology laboratory.2

    The patient was aware of the risk of contracting malaria, but her stay in the endemic zone was short (two weeks) and she had been told by her doctor that curative treatment would be available …

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