Does prophylaxis or intermittent treatment with antimalarial drugs benefit young children living in areas with malaria? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, May 2006.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Meremikwu MM, Omari AAA, Garner P. Chemoprophylaxis and intermittent treatment for preventing malaria in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003756. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003756.pub2.
Antimalarial drugs reduce malaria illness, severe anaemia, and hospital admission in children susceptible to malaria.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2