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How to use these guidelines

Organisation

The information you are looking for can be found:

1. At the beginning of the manual in the table of contents: numbers of chapters with page numbers.

2. At the end of the manual in the alphabetical index whith the lists all diseases

Abbreviations used

mg = milligramme

g = gramme

kg= kilogramme

d = day

x = times

stat = at once; one single dose

AFB = acid fast bacilli

BP = blood pressure

CCF = congestive cardiac failure

CSF = cerebrospinal fluid

GlT = gastro-intestinal tract

Hct = haematocrit

MCH = maternal-child health

0RS = oral rehydration salts

0RT = oral rehydration therapy

PID = pelvic inflammatory disease

PO = per os (orally)

IM = intramuscular

IV = intravenous

SC = subcutaneous

1U = international units

MIU = million international units

PR = per rectum

PV = per vaginam

PUO = pyrexia of unknown origin

RBC = red blood cell

RR = respiratory rate

RTI = respiratory tract infection

spp = species

STD = sexually transmitted diseases

TB = Tuberculosis

WBC = white blood cell

- Cotrimoxazole = mixture of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) + Trimetoprim (TMP)

Usual dosage is: 400 mg SMX + 80 mg TMP

- Peni G = Benzyl penicillin = Crystalline penicillin G

- PPF = Fortified procaine penicillin = mixture of procain benzyl penicillin and Benzyl penicillin

Conversion °C into °F: remove 2, multiply by 2, add 30

Conversion °F into °C: remove 30, divide by 2, add 2

International non proprietary name for drugs

The International Non-proprietary Name (INN) of drugs is used in this manual. A list of equivalent commercial running name can be found.