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Posted by: Lulandi | 2010/01/12

Prevention always best?

I heard that if you take the tablets to prevent Malaria before you go into a Malaria area, causes the diagnosis of Malaria to be misdiagnosed or not picked up as soon as it could. Is it true, why should you take the tablets then?

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Hallo Lulandi
It is one of those bad myths doing the rounds. It is always better to take the tablets as your risk of serious malaria (brain malaria and black water fever) is much reduced when taking preventative medication. All doctors should be at high alert in any patient with fever that visited a malaria area, and our tests these days are so sensitive that we pick it up easily. Please rather take your tablets!
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/01/12

Hallo Lulandi
It is one of those bad myths doing the rounds. It is always better to take the tablets as your risk of serious malaria (brain malaria and black water fever) is much reduced when taking preventative medication. All doctors should be at high alert in any patient with fever that visited a malaria area, and our tests these days are so sensitive that we pick it up easily. Please rather take your tablets!
Dr Bets

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