What should be considered in patients who do not respond to antimalarial therapy?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In general, blood cultures should be drawn in a febrile patient. Patients from tropical areas may have more than 1 infection; maintaining a high suspicion for additional infections should be considered when patients do not respond to antimalarials.


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