Chemoprophylaxis of tropical infectious diseases
McBride, William J.H. (2010) Chemoprophylaxis of tropical infectious diseases. Pharmaceuticals, 3 (5). pp. 1561-1575.
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Travelers to tropical countries are at risk for a variety of infectious diseases. In some cases effective vaccinations are available, but for other infections chemoprophylaxis can be offered. Malaria prevention has become increasingly complex as Plasmodium species become resistant to available drugs. In certain high risk settings, antibiotics can be used to prevent leptospirosis, scrub typhus and other infections. Post-exposure prophylaxis is appropriate for selected virulent infections. In this article the evidence for chemoprophylaxis will be reviewed.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||chemoprophylaxis; malaria; leptospirosis; scrub typhus; diarrhea|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 80%|
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 20%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||16 Aug 2010 08:36|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2011 03:47|
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