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Letters Malaria

UK recommendations for severe malaria are worrying

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:490
  1. Nicholas J White, professor1,
  2. Nicholas P J Day, professor1,
  3. Arjen Dondorp, doctor1,
  4. Nicholas Anstey, professor2
  1. 1Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  2. 2Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Darwin, NT, Australia
  1. nickwdt{at}

    We are concerned that patients with severe malaria admitted to UK hospitals will die needlessly because of the continued recommendation of an inferior antimalarial drug—quinine.1 In adults with severe malaria admitted to hospitals in temperate …

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