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Survival and haematological recovery of children with severe malaria transfused in accordance to WHO guidelines in Kilifi, Kenya

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Background: Severe anaemia requiring emergency blood transfusion is a common complication of malaria in children. To ensure access for urgent blood transfusion, the World Health Organization has developed clear guidelines with haemoglobin thresholds prevent unwarranted transfusion,. Few studies have reported outcome and haematological recovery of children with severe malaria where transfusion practice complies with WHO recommendations. Methods: A prospective observational study of survivors o...

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10.1186/1475-2875-7-256

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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya"
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya", "Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK"
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya"
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya", "Mulago Hospital/ Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda"
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Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - NDM John Radcliffe
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
7
Article number:
256
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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1475-2875
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English
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2009-11-25

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