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The accuracy of the clinical histories given by mothers of seriously ill African children.

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The mothers of 87 Gambian children with a potentially fatal illness were interviewed at the time that their children were admitted to hospital and attempts were made to establish a diagnosis using the mothers' history alone. In 66 cases (76%) initial diagnoses corresponded to the diagnoses established finally by clinical and laboratory investigations. Diagnoses established at second interviews held with 51 mothers 1 month after their children had left hospital were accurate in 88% of cases. G...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Annals of tropical paediatrics
Volume:
7
Issue:
3
Pages:
187-189
Publication date:
1987-09-01
EISSN:
1465-3281
ISSN:
0272-4936
Source identifiers:
184977
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:184977
UUID:
uuid:46f7c702-b876-43af-99d0-e4293fe3378d
Local pid:
pubs:184977
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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