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High risk of Plasmodium vivax malaria following splenectomy in Papua, Indonesia

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Splenectomy increase the risk of severe and fatal infections, however the risk of Plasmodium vivax malaria is unknown. We quantified the Plasmodium species-specific risks of malaria and other outcomes following splenectomy in patients attending a hospital in Papua, Indonesia.Records of all patients attending Mitra-Masyarakat Hospital 2004-2013 were reviewed, identifying those who underwent splenectomy. Subsequent risks of specific clinical outcomes within 12 months for splenectomized patients...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Name:
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Funding agency for:
Commons, RJ
Simpson, JA
Anstey, NM
Price, RN
Grant:
1135820
1037304
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Funding agency for:
Poespoprodjo, JR
Price, RN
Grant:
099875
1037304
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Australian Government
Funding agency for:
Kho, S
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Name:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
51–60
Publication date:
2018-05-16
Acceptance date:
2018-05-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pmid:
29771281
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:852991
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uuid:e8db33a7-2e41-46db-a19d-b4d47d7c274c
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pubs:852991
Deposit date:
2018-05-22

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