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Nutritional status, hospitalization and mortality among patients with sickle cell anemia in Tanzania.

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BACKGROUND: Reduced growth is common in children with sickle cell anemia, but few data exist on associations with long-term clinical course. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition at enrollment into a hospital-based cohort and whether poor nutritional status predicted morbidity and mortality within an urban cohort of Tanzanian sickle cell anemia patients. DESIGN AND METHODS: Anthropometry was conducted at enrollment into the sickle cell anemia cohort (n=1,618; ages 0.5-...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Fulford, AJ More by this author
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Journal:
Haematologica
Volume:
96
Issue:
7
Pages:
948-953
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1592-8721
ISSN:
0390-6078
URN:
uuid:56ce1507-d1ef-401a-b6ce-4321a1e0ccf9
Source identifiers:
166776
Local pid:
pubs:166776

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