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Malaria as a cause of morbidity and mortality in children with homozygous sickle cell disease on the coast of Kenya

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Background: To date, it has been widely assumed that malaria is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in malaria-endemic countries, and as a result, malarial prophylaxis is commonly recommended. Nevertheless, few data are available that support this practice. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the data collected prospectively from children aged 0-13 years who were admitted to Kilifi District Hospital during the period from July 199...

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10.1086/599834

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"Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research–Coast, Kilifi, Kenya"
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"Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research–Coast, Kilifi, Kenya", "Mulhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania"
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"Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research–Coast, Kilifi, Kenya"
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"University of Southampton"
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School of Medicine
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"Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research–Coast, Kilifi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of
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Kevin Marsh
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
2
Pages:
216-222
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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1058-4838
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uuid:72fc9a8a-7a07-4c53-a3ca-e4100fb97672
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ora:3068
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English
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