Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/20/21 (What's New)

Summary

  • Guidelines on opportunistic infections recommend choice of malaria treatment based on the infecting species, parasitemia level, antimalarial drug resistance in the visited area, and the clinical status of the patient (Table 9) (Management Guidelines)[GESIDA OI]
  • CDC guidance on the treatment of malaria is constantly being revised based on endemicity and resistance patterns in various areas of the world; readers are directed to the algorithm for treatment CDC website on malaria[CDC Malaria Travel]
  • The authors and editors recommend that consultation with an infectious disease specialist be sought unless the clinician is practicing in an endemic area and is familiar with treatment of malaria

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