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close this bookClinical Guidelines and Treatment Manual (Médecins Sans Frontières, 1993)
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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.