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Children's surgery cancelled due to malaria and anaemia.

Abstract:
At our hospital 461 children were admitted for elective orthopaedic and reconstructivesurgery between January and December 2003; 90 of these (19.5%) were positive for malaria, and 37 (8%) had haemoglobin levels below 8 g/dL. The mean delay between admission and operation was five days for patients without anaemia or malaria, 7.17 days for patients with malaria,11.05 days for patients with anaemia and 13 days for patients with both anaemia and malaria.
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Publisher copy:
10.1258/004947507781524764

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Booker, SR More by this author
Collins, CM More by this author
Brueton, RN More by this author
Journal:
Tropical doctor
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
193
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1758-1133
ISSN:
0049-4755
URN:
uuid:de397a7d-ae0e-489a-b418-f298ab480c34
Source identifiers:
109670
Local pid:
pubs:109670

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