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Unformatted text preview: Latent Infection Vivax, Ovale, Malariae Malaria Relapse during pregnancy Substantial risk to the mother and fetus Maternal anemia others Two blood smears used to diagnose malaria Thick smear & thin smear Malaria Diagnosis Microscopy gold standard Alternative: Antibody detection PCR Rapid diagnostics dipsticks Children at particular risk because they lack immunity Over 5 develop immunity chloroquine and mefloquine resistant in india / myanmar area. Prophylaxis options Chloroquine if sensitive Mefloquin weekly administered contraindicted with seizures arrythmias Doxycycline Atovaquone/progunil (Malarone) Abdominal pain, If pregnant, shouldn't travel to Malaria areas...
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- Spring '08