|Abstract||Malaria is the tropical disease most commonly imported into the UK with 1500-2000 cases reported each year and 10-20 deaths. Management of malaria depends on awareness of the symptoms and correct diagnosis by performing the correct diagnostic tests. BIS has launched a malaria flow chart summary guide to aid in the investigation and management of suspected/confirmed cases and subsequent treatment |
The algorithm provides important information on general management, triage guidance, key points in history and examination, urgent investigations and guidance on what to do once blood tests results have confirmed.
A full text guideline has been published in the Journal of Infection and can be found at http://www.britishinfectionsociety.org/documents/malariatreatmentBIS07.pdf
New guidelines on malaria prevention: A summary can be found at http://www.britishinfectionsociety.org/documents/malariapreventionBIS07.pdf