Prompt diagnosis and treatment of malaria results in most patients making a successful recovery. The treatment of malaria is dependent upon factors including:
- Patient characteristics
- Species of malaria involved
- Which country the infection occurred in
- Whether preventative antimalarial medication was used
- Severity of symptoms
Malaria treatment normally involves the use of medications such as Clindamycin, Quinine, Chloroquine, Doxycycline, Mefloquine and Atovaquone/Proguanil. Generally these medications are given by mouth however in severe cases intravenous administration may be required.