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J Travel Med. 2016 Jun 8;23(5). doi: 10.1093/jtm/taw036. Print 2016 May.

Travel medicine physician adherence to guidelines for the emergency self treatment of malaria.

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1
School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland.
2
School of Medicine, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3
British Global and Travel Health Association, UK.

Abstract

Few studies have examined emergency self treatment (EST) antimalarial prescribing patterns. 110 physician-members of the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland and British Global and Travel Health Association participated in this study. There was a trend towards the prescription of EST for travel to remote low-risk malaria areas; for long-term residents living in low-risk areas; and for frequent travellers to low-risk areas. This study provides insights into the use of EST in travellers' malaria.

KEYWORDS:

Malaria; chemoprophylaxis; emergency self treatment; travel

PMID:
27279126
DOI:
10.1093/jtm/taw036
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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