Malaria at Johannesburg Hospital A retrospective study

  • K. T. Jairam
  • F. S. E. Monteagudo
  • S.L. Moch
  • I Havlik

Abstract

A total of 43 patients diagnosed as having malaria were admitled to Johannesburg Hospital during 1988; 40 (94%) were infected with Plasmodium falciparum. Only 26 patients (60%) were recorded as having used prophylaxis of any kind; chloroquine alone and in combination was used as prophylaxis by 17:. Patients were treated with quinine (alone or in combination) in 67% of cases. In 42% of patients chloroquine- resistant malaria was considered a possibility.

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