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Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy and cost of different methods for the assessment of severe anaemia in hospitalised children in Eastern Uganda

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Background: Severe anaemia in children requiring hospital admission is a major public health problem in malaria-endemic Africa. Affordable methods for the assessment of haemoglobin have not been validated against gold standard measures for identifying those with severe anaemia requiring a blood transfusion, despite this resource being in short supply.

Methods: We conducted a prospective descriptive study of hospitalized children aged 2 months – 12 y...

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ORCID:
0000-0002-5757-609X
Publisher:
F1000Research
Journal:
Wellcome Open Research More from this journal
Volume:
3
Article number:
130
Publication date:
2018-10-04
Acceptance date:
2019-03-19
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EISSN:
2398-502X
Pmid:
30854471
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
983547
Local pid:
pubs:983547
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2021-05-21

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