Children under 5 years of age are one of most vulnerable groups affected by malaria. In Africa, about 285 000 children died before their fifth birthdays in 2016. In high transmission areas, risk groups young children immunity to the disease is acquired during childhood.
In such settings, the majority of malarial disease, and particularly severe disease with rapid progression to death, occurs in young children without acquired immunity. Severe anaemia, hypoglycemia and cerebral malaria are features of severe malaria more commonly seen in children than in adults. Artemisinin derivatives are safe and well tolerated by young children, so the choice of ACT will be determined largely by the safety and tolerability of the partner drug. Many antimalarials lack paediatric formulations, necessitating the division of adult tablets, which can lead to inaccurate dosing. 25 kg and for parenteral artesunate in children weighing less than 20 kg. For infants weighing less than 5 kg with uncomplicated P.
Recent data support the use of intravenous artesunate in preference to artemether or quinine for the treatment of severe malaria in children. Because the clinical condition of children with malaria can deteriorate rapidly, there should be a low threshold for the use of parenteral treatment. Information and advice for professionals working with children in Kent. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm. Spot abuse Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family.
Unfortunately, for some this is not the case. Take responsibility You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and even emotional abuse.
Tell someone Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it now. Call our reporting line on 03000 411111. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive these from us. This version, February 2018, supercedes all previous versions. The content of this website can be accessed, printed and downloaded in an unaltered form, on a temporary basis, for personal study or reference purposes.
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