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Malaria and Respiratory Infections: Part 2

M3 India Newsdesk Dec 19, 2023

These MCQ questions aid physicians in understanding the complex interplay between malaria and respiratory complications This challenge will guide their clinical decision-making for optimal management and treatment strategies in affected patients.


Malaria and Respiratory Infections MCQ-Part 2

  1. A 6-year-old child living in a malaria-endemic region presents with clinical malaria and symptoms of acute respiratory infection. The child has not used insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Which of the following interventions is most likely to reduce the incidence of malaria and respiratory infections in this child?

  1. A 45-year-old patient with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria presents with concomitant pneumonia and respiratory distress. The patient is receiving intravenous antimalarials. What additional treatment is most critical for managing this patient's respiratory condition?

  1. A pediatric patient with falciparum malaria is exhibiting signs of respiratory distress and has been diagnosed with noncardiogenic pulmonary oedema. What is the primary cause of respiratory distress in this pediatric patient with severe falciparum malaria?

  1. In a malaria-endemic region, a significant increase in cases of severe malaria with respiratory complications is observed during the rainy season. How do seasonal variations influence the incidence and severity of malaria with respiratory complications?

  1. A patient with severe malaria develops acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) despite timely antimalarial treatment. What is the prognosis for a malaria patient who develops ARDS, assuming appropriate critical care support is provided?
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