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What are Nematodes?

Round worms

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What are Trematodes?

Flukes

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What are Cestodes?

Tape worms

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What are some laboratory tests for Parasitology?

Ova and Parasites (O&P: stool specimen, eggs, cysts, trophs, larvae). Examination (pinworms). CBC (Eosinophilia: Helminths, not Protozoal). Entero-test (string test). Thick and thin blood films - malaria and filaria. Giemsa stains

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What is usually done at a Pre-Travel Health Clinic?

Ideally 6 weeks before departure. 30 minute consultation. 15 minutes for vaccinations. Prescriptions filled while drawing up vaccines. Individuals or groups

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What are the different species of Plasmodium?

P. vivax, P. ovale, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. knowlesi

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Which Plasmodium is most severe?

P. falciparum > vivax > malariae > ovale

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Which Plasmodium causes the highest rate of anemia?

P. falciparum > vivax, malariae > ovale

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What is autochthonous malaria?

Indigenous: mosquito borne transmission of malaria in geographic area where malaria occurs regularly. Introduced: mosquito borne transmission of malaria from a person with an imported case in an area where malaria does not occur regularly

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What is Induced Malaria?

Malaria acquired through artificial means, i.e. blood transfusion, shared needles

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What is Relapsing Malaria?

Renewed manifestations > 45 days after a previous malaria case

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What is Cryptic Malaria?

A case of malaria for which epidemiologic investigations fail to identify a plausible mode of acquisition

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What is the clinical picture of Malaria?

10-14 day incubation. FEVER, HA, DIARRHEA, malaise, chills, and sweats. Periodic fever an uncommon finding. Labs: THROMBOCYTOPENIA, ELEVATED LFTs, normal hb/hct/WBC

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What is the primary type of malaria seen in patients when they come in after 42 days of being infected?

Vivax malaria

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What malaria drugs are used for Primary (Causal Protection), liver cycle?

Atovaquone. Primaquine. Tafenoquine

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What malaria drugs are used for the Erythrocytic Cycle?

Atovaquone. Azithromycin. Chloroquine. Doxycycline. Mefloquine. Proguanil. Tafenoquine

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What malaria drugs are used for Relapse?

Primaquine, Tafenoquine (not available in the US)

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What is Coartem?

Artemether + Lumefantrine

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For malaria chemoprophylaxis, what is used for Chloroquine-sensitive P. vivax malaria?

Chloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Primaquine

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How is Chloroquine dosed for malaria chemoprophylaxis?

500mg PO once/week in adults. 8.3mg/kg PO once/week for children

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What is the sig for Chloroquine dosed for malaria chemoprophylaxis?

Start 1-2 weeks before entering malarious area, then weekly in malarious area, then weekly x4 weeks after leaving the area

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How is Hydroxychloroquine sulfate dosed for malaria chemoprophylaxis?

400mg PO once/week for adults. 6.5mg/kg PO once a week for children

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What are the general characteristics of Chloroquine (Aralen)?

4-aminoquinoline. High resistance. Schizonticidal: erythrocytic only. Relatively safe during pregnancy

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What are the ADRs associated with Chloroquine?

Retinopathy (high dose), psychosis (rare), and itching, wide QRS complex (rare), exacerbate psoriasis and porphyria

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What caution needs to be used with Chloroquine?

Caution in G-6-PD deficiency (testing NOT required). Pregnancy Category C, but CDC recommends use when needed

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What are the general characteristics of Primaquine?

8-aminoquinoline. Tissue schizonticidal (exoerythrocytic)

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What is Primaquine used for?

Prophylaxis (off label) and relapse prevention (terminal prophylaxis and radical care). Against: P. vivax and P. ovale. Daily during last 2 weeks of post departure schedule

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What is a contraindication for Primaquine use?

G-6-PD deficiency. MANDATORY testing. More likely in African American, Mediterranean, Asian. Results in hemolytic anemia

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What drugs are often used in malaria chemoprophylaxis in chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum malaria (CRPF)?

Mefloquine. Doxycycline. Azithromycin (less effective than others)

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How is Mefloquine dosed for malaria chemoprophylaxis?

250mg PO once/week in adults. 5mg/kg PO once/week in children