Risk factors for mortality from imported falciparum malaria in the United Kingdom over 20 years: an observational study.
OBJECTIVES: To determine which travellers with malaria are at greatest risk of dying, highlighting factors which can be used to target health messages to travellers. DESIGN: Observational study based on 20 years of UK national data. SETTING: National register of malaria cases. PARTICIPANTS: 25,054 patients notified with Plasmodium falciparum malaria, of whom 184 died, between 1987 and 2006. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Comparison between those with falciparum malaria who died and non-fatal cases, ...Expand abstract
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