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The Lambarene Organ Dysfunction Score (LODS) is a simple clinical predictor of fatal malaria in African children.

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BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum malaria accounts for >1 million deaths annually, mostly among young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Identifying those individuals who are likely to die is crucial. Several factors have been independently associated with death. Because malaria is a systemic disease, a quantitative score combining such risk factors may be superior. METHODS: We used both forward and backward stepwise logistic regression to select the best predictors of death, as evaluated fo...

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10.1086/648409

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Issifou, S More by this author
Lackner, P More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
200
Issue:
12
Pages:
1834-1841
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
URN:
uuid:ee2b9553-eeea-4afa-afeb-67e841e2ac8a
Source identifiers:
185691
Local pid:
pubs:185691

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