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dc.contributor.author Crump, John Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T17:36:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T17:36:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Crump, J. A., S. Gove, et al. (2011). "Management of adolescents and adults with febrile illness in resource limited areas." BMJ 343. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5949
dc.description.abstract Overlap in the clinical features of febrile illnesses and limited laboratory services make the management of febrile patients in resource limited settings challenging WHO guidelines for managing febrile adolescents and adults in resource limited settings are available for first level health facilities and are forthcoming for district hospitals First level health facility guidelines recommend antimalarials for those with a positive malaria diagnostic test, antibacterials for those with signs of severe illness or specific bacterial infections, and hospital referral of those with severe illness or no apparent diagnosis Management guidelines should be validated, locally adapted, and improved on the basis of local or national surveillance data and sentinel hospital studies Malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV diagnostic tests can enhance management by ruling out a specific illness or by directing towards a particular diagnosis Clinical trials of empirical treatment strategies and advocacy for better clinical laboratory services could help improve management guidelines and patient outcomes en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1136/bmj.d4847 en_US
dc.title Management of adolescents and adults with febrile illness in resource limited areas en_US
dc.type Article en_US
duke.description.volume 343 en_US
dc.relation.journal British Medical Journal en_US

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