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A preliminary study of pneumonia etiology among hospitalized children in Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood death in the developing world. Higher-quality etiological data are required to reduce this mortality burden. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of pneumonia etiology among children aged 1-59 months in rural Kenya. Case patients were hospitalized with World Health Organization-defined severe pneumonia (SP) or very severe pneumonia (VSP); controls were outpatient children without pneumonia. We collected blood for culture, induced s...

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10.1093/cid/cir1071

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Hammitt, LL More by this author
Kazungu, S More by this author
Morpeth, SC More by this author
Gibson, DG More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
54 Suppl 2
Issue:
SUPPL. 2
Pages:
S190-S199
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:aa37143c-943d-4cf7-98bf-38992c62d93f
Source identifiers:
321238
Local pid:
pubs:321238

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