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Changes in white blood cells and platelets in children with falciparum malaria: relationship to disease outcome.

Abstract:

Little is known about the changes in white blood cells and platelets in children with falciparum malaria in endemic areas. We measured the white cell count (WCC) and platelets of 230 healthy children from the community, 1369 children admitted to hospital with symptomatic malaria, and 1461 children with other medical conditions. Children with malaria had a higher WCC compared with community controls, and leucocytosis was strongly associated with younger age, deep breathing, severe anaemia, thr...

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Ladhani, S More by this author
Kowuondo, K More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Journal:
British journal of haematology
Volume:
119
Issue:
3
Pages:
839-847
Publication date:
2002-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-2141
ISSN:
0007-1048
URN:
uuid:092b64b7-6b01-40ff-b020-035ad93cff91
Source identifiers:
185606
Local pid:
pubs:185606

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