What should be the focus of patient history in suspected malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

The patient history should include inquiries into the following:

  • Recent or remote travel to an endemic area

  • Immune status, age, and pregnancy status

  • Allergies or other medical conditions

  • Medications currently being taken


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