Clinical Presentation and Management of Neonatal Malaria: A Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Kriti Mohan
G.S.V.M. Medical College
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 24, 2014; Accepted Date: October 16, 2014; Published Date: October 25, 2014
Citation: Mohan K, Omar BJ, Singh RD (2014) Clinical Presentation and Management of Neonatal Malaria: A Review. Malar Chemoth Cont Elimination 3:126. doi:10.4172/2090-2778.1000126
Copyright: © 2014 Mohan K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The burden of neonatal malaria was thought rare in the past because of presence of protective factors such as maternal antimalarial antibodies, lactoferrin, secretary IgA in human milk and HbF. In endemic areas for malaria, this group (neonates) needs to be more focused for such infection, as due to difficulty in diagnosis it may be representing only the tip of iceberg. In addition there is little information on the use of artimisinin-based combination therapy in neonates. This review aims to discuss all these aspects, focusing mainly on diagnosis and management of neonatal malaria. The final objective is to emphasize the need to establish management guideline of malaria in this neglected age group.