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Open Access | Antibiotic use among patients with febrile illness in a low malaria endemicity setting in Uganda

December 21, 2011 - 11:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Batwala V, Magnussen P, Nuwaha F
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:377 (20 December 2011)

MalariaWorldPrescription of antibiotics in patients with febrile illness is high.

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Natural immunization against malaria: causal prophylaxis with antibiotics

July 19, 2010 - 12:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J Friesen, O Silvie, ED Putrianti, JC Hafalla, K Matuschewski, S Borrmann
Reference: 
Sci Transl Med 14 July 2010, Vol. 2, Issue 40, p. 40ra49

Malaria remains the most prevalent vector-borne infectious disease and has the highest rates of fatality. Current antimalarial drug strategies cure malaria or prevent infections but lack a sustained public health impact because they fail to expedite the acquisition of protective immunity.

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Antibiotics in Malaria Therapy and their Effect on the Parasite Apicoplast

April 9, 2010 - 14:53 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Pradel, G.; Schlitzer, M.
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Current Molecular Medicine, Volume 10, Number 3, April 2010, pp. 335-349

This review will describe the effect of classical antibacterial agents against malaria parasites and the use of some of these compounds in clinical settings.

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ABC - antibiotics-based combinations for the treatment of severe malaria?

November 18, 2009 - 12:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Harald Noedl.
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology, Volume 25, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 540-544, doi:10.1016/j.pt.2009.09.001.

Almost one million people die of severe malaria every year. In recent years, artemisinin-based combination therapies have become the backbone of the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria and have helped to reduce the burden of malaria in large parts of the malaria-endemic world. However, the treatment of severe malaria,the clinical syndrome responsible for most malaria-associated deaths, remains largely unaffected by this development.

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