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Temporal association of acute hepatitis A and Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children.

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BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, Plasmodium falciparum and hepatitis A (HAV) infections are common, especially in children. Co-infections with these two pathogens may therefore occur, but it is unknown if temporal clustering exists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the pattern of co-infection of P. falciparum malaria and acute HAV in Kenyan children under the age of 5 years in a cohort of children presenting with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. HAV status was determined during a 3-mo...

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Klein Klouwenberg, P More by this author
Bashraheil, M More by this author
Awuondo, K More by this author
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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Pages:
e21013
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:f195afde-4cc0-41ad-a9ac-dbca352571f5
Source identifiers:
396069
Local pid:
pubs:396069

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