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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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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/cid/ciy403

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Andries, B More by this author
Poespoprodjo, JR More by this author
Commons, RJ More by this author
Shanti, PAI More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
51–60
Publication date:
2018-05-16
Acceptance date:
2018-05-02
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pubs id:
pubs:852991
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uri:e8db33a7-2e41-46db-a19d-b4d47d7c274c
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uuid:e8db33a7-2e41-46db-a19d-b4d47d7c274c
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pubs:852991
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English

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