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What is the recommendation of Coartem administration to SAM children in malaria endemic area? There is a discussion about Coartem has to be given systematically to all children admitted to OTP and the other discussion was Coartem should be administer after malaria rapid test and if the child is positive, however there is also debate that due to low immunity of malnourished children even if the child will undergo through rapid test the possibility to be positive is low . what is the recommendation to admister Coartem to SAM children admitted to OTP

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