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  • Reply to: Vitamin C and malaria: beware!   1 week 13 hours ago

    the relationship between malaria and iron supplement is not that simple as the author describes. Whereas it often found that children with iron supplement easier get malaria infections to a level that is treated, they also have a better chance of survival against anemia, which is the primary reason for child mortality from malaria.A recent study in Ghana did however not show any increase in malaria among children receiving a micro nutrient powder with Iron (JAMA,Sept 4,2013). Further, oppposte to what the author writes, WHO did recommend in @))^ in a joint statement with UNICEF that iron supplements should be limited to children in malaria endemic areas. The Ghana study included nearly 2000 children and received the apparently same powder, but with or without iron. There were more malaria among children not receiving iron, but after background adjustment, the difference was not significant. So, it is probably better to give iron supplement to overcome the general anemia status of kids in Africa than not to, since the better outcome of sick children slso should be taken into consideration

  • Reply to: Vitamin C and malaria: beware!   1 week 1 day ago

    Yea I now understand. I was searching for the reason why my malaria is growing worse after full dose of ACT and I found this article. It is exactly as they have explained here. My malaria symptoms appear after I took Citro C but I didn't know it was the cause. I didn't go to hospital I just bought ACT whilst I was still taken the vitamin C. But after a full dose of ACT I developed severe headache and catarrh and sore throat too. because i did not know vitamin C was not good at that time, I ordered for another ten tablets to treat my sore throat now my symptoms of malaria is increasing.

  • Reply to: Who keeps track of it all? We're seeking nominations!   1 week 2 days ago

    Needless to say, this is a very good question from Bart!

  • Reply to: Efficacy and Safety of Azithromycin-Chloroquine versus Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Infection in Pregnant Women in Africa: An Open-Label, Randomized Trial   2 weeks 2 days ago
    This is a sad exemple of an expensive, unnecessary and unethical trial. There is no evidence that azithromycin can improve the efficacy of chloroquine against CQ resistant P.falciparum. Studies of antimalarials in adult patients in endemic areas do not permit to evaluate efficacy because of background immunity. These pregnant women were exposed to two equally ineffective drug regimens (SP and CQAZ) and many suffered drug induced adverse effects. It is time to stop using failed or ineffective drugs to treat or to protect pregnant women against malaria.
  • Reply to: Vitamin C and malaria: beware!   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Was on Coartem for malaria and noted that eating oranges made me feel worse. Taking selenium helped me feel better. I concur with the writers. I experienced it. Came upon this article cos I noticed eating apples made me feel better and oranges made me feel worse. So I googled possible interactions and saw this link.