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Title: Chemoprophylaxis in malaria: drugs, evidence of efficacy and costs
Authors: Fernando, S.D.
Rodrigo, C.
Rajapakse, S.
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2011 Apr;4(4):330-6. Epub 2011 May 29
Abstract: This review concentrates on different aspects of malaria chemoprophylaxis, namely drug combinations, resistance, impact of malaria prevention in pregnancy and cost effectiveness. A MEDLINE search was performed for all articles with the key word 'Malaria' in the title field and 'Prophylaxis' in any field. The search was restricted to articles published in English within the last decade (1999-2009). Data sources included review articles published in core clinical journals, cohort studies, interventional studies, case control studies and cross sectional analyses. The mechanism of action, trial evidence of efficacy, side effects and geographical distribution of resistance is discussed for each prophylactic drug regimen. Impact of prophylaxis in pregnancy and the cost considerations are discussed under two separate sub topics.
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