Dr Climent Casals-Pascual tells us how new tools can help us diagnose and manage malaria more effectively.
In tropical countries, poor diagnosis of malaria often results in sub-optimal treatments. Clinical symptoms of severe malaria are similar to those of other diseases like pneumonia and meningitis. Dr Climent Casals-Pascual is researching the diagnosis and clinical management of severe malaria in tropical populations. Integrating proteomic, genomic and clinical data will help us explain differences in clinical outcome in severe malaria, helping to decrease morbidity and mortality in affected areas.