Malaria primer for clinicians in the United States.

  title={Malaria primer for clinicians in the United States.},
  author={Gregory H Bledsoe},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={98 12},
  pages={1197-204; quiz 1205, 1230}
Though low, the incidence of malaria in the United States is not insignificant and can be the source of infection in febrile travelers returning from endemic areas. Clinicians practicing in the United States must have a basic understanding of the malaria life cycle and its treatments to properly diagnose and treat this potentially fatal disease. Malaria chemotherapy can be broken into clinical classes for easier understanding, and any traveler to a malaria-endemic region should be placed on… CONTINUE READING

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