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close this bookManagement of Severe Malaria : A Practical Handbook - Second Edition (WHO, WHO - CDS; 2000; 78 pages)
View the documentTable 1 Antimalarial chemotherapy of severe falciparum malaria
View the documentPreface
View the documentIntroduction
open this folder and view contentsSevere falciparum malaria
open this folder and view contentsGeneral management
open this folder and view contentsClinical features and management of complications in adults
open this folder and view contentsSpecial clinical features of severe malaria and management of common complications in children
open this folder and view contentsSpecial clinical features and management of severe malaria in pregnancy
open this folder and view contentsDiagnosis of malaria
View the documentPrognostic indicators
View the documentCommon errors in diagnosis and management
View the documentSelected further reading
View the documentAnnex 1. Notes on antimalarial drugs
View the documentAnnex 2. The Glasgow coma scale
View the documentAnnex 3. A coma scale for children
View the documentAnnex 4. Cannulating the femoral vein
View the documentAnnex 5. Setting up an intra-osseous infusion in children
View the documentAnnex 6. Measurement of central venous pressure
View the documentSummary of the management of severe falciparum malaria
View the documentBack cover

Management of Severe Malaria : A Practical Handbook - Second Edition

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations serving as the directing and coordinating authority for international health matters and public health. One of WHO’s constitutional functions is to provide objective and reliable information and advice in the field of human health, a responsibility that it fulfils in part through its extensive programme of publications.

The Organization seeks through its publications to support national health strategies and address the most pressing public health concerns of populations around the world. To respond to the needs of Member States at all levels of development, WHO publishes practical manuals, handbooks and training material for specific categories of health workers; internationally applicable guidelines and standards; reviews and analyses of health policies, programmes and research; and state-of-the-art consensus reports that offer technical advice and recommendations for decision-makers. These books are closely tied to the Organization’s priority activities, encompassing disease prevention and control, the development of equitable health systems based on primary health care, and health promotion for individuals and communities. Progress towards better health for all also demands the global dissemination and exchange of information that draws on the knowledge and experience of all WHO’s Member countries and the collaboration of world leaders in public health and the biomedical sciences.

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First edition, 1991
Second edition, 2000

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication data

Management of severe malaria : a practical handbook. - 2nd ed.

1. Malaria - complications 2. Malaria - therapy 3. Malaria - handbooks 4. Manuals

ISBN 92 4 154523 2

(NLM Classification: WC 39)

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