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Transmission and age impact the risk of developing febrile malaria in children with asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia

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Background Plasmodium falciparum infections lead to febrile illness unless the host has sufficient immunity, in which case infection may cause no immediate symptoms (ie, “asymptomatic parasitemia”). Previous studies are conflicting on the role of asymptomatic parasitemia in determining the risk of developing febrile malaria. Methods We monitored 2513 children (living in Kilifi, Kenyan Coast) by blood smears in 17 cross-sectional surveys to identify asymptomatic parasitemia and used active su...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/infdis/jiy591

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ORCID:
0000-0001-7721-5534
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
219
Issue:
6
Pages:
936–94
Publication date:
2018-10-11
Acceptance date:
2018-10-10
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Pmid:
30307567
Language:
English
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pubs:927165
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uuid:1ca23d2d-298a-4db0-a78b-86748e7cb69a
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pubs:927165
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927165
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2019-01-11

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