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How not to miss malaria (1 CPD hour)

Dr Ron Behrens advises on the key signs and pitfalls in diagnosing malaria.

Learning objectives

This module will advise on spotting the key symptoms of malaria, including:

  • Common travel destinations associated with malaria
  • Identifying symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea and joint pain
  • Excluding differential diagnoses
  • First line investigations such as thick and thin blood films and biochemical tests

This module will be free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 19 January 2012.


Dr Ron Behrens is a consultant in tropical and travel medicine based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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