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Serious and fatal illness associated with falciparum and vivax malaria among patients admitted to hospital at West Sumba in eastern Indonesia.

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Records of 3,449 patients admitted to Karitas Hospital at Waitabula in eastern Indonesia with microscopy-confirmed malaria through 2008 and 2009 were systematically reviewed. Falciparum, vivax, and mixed species malaria occurred among 1,541, 1,837, and 71 admissions, respectively. Among these, 400 (26%), 199 (11%), and 15 (21%) had serious illness. Fatalities occurred in 46 (12%), 18 (9%), and 2 (13%) of these patients, respectively. Although patients with a diagnosis of falciparum malaria we...

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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0577

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
87
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-49
Publication date:
2012-07-01
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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pubs:341086
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uuid:24be925d-c03c-4b2d-b9c2-3701cc6ce0f4
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pubs:341086
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341086
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2013-11-16

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