On The Use of Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Malaria

On The Use of Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Malaria


David J Witt, MD

Spring 2007 - Volume 11 Number 2

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/06-144

Since I wrote in The Permanente Journal (TPJ) (Fall 2005) about post-tsunami malaria in Indonesia, there have been several requests from TPJ readers regarding access to and anticipated availability of rapid diagnostic test kits (RDTs) for malaria. It is with regret that I relate that there is no intent to market these in the United States. There are several reasons for this, some valid, some not. Worldwide, the use of RDTs is a vital part of the World Health Organization's program for malaria control, to preserve the use of newer, more expensive regimens for actual malaria cases.

Circulation

27,000 print readers per quarter, 9725 eTOC readers, and in 2017, 1.5 million page views on TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities published quarterly by The Permanente Press.

CME

Physicians may earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per article for reading and analyzing the designated CME articles published in each edition of TPJ.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2018 thepermanentejournal.org.

The Permanente Press. All Rights Reserved.