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Severe anaemia in children living in a malaria endemic area of Kenya.

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Severe anaemia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in African children, but the causes, particularly falciparum malaria, are difficult to determine. We assessed the contribution of falciparum malaria to anaemia in Kenyan children by clinical examination and measurement of parasitaemia and haemoglobin (Hb) concentration in 559 children in the community and in 2412 children admitted to Kilifi district hospital during a 2-year period. We also attempted to characterize severe malaria...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry, Clinical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
2
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-178
Publication date:
1997-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:f56ce9d2-8049-4d61-83bb-90860d07f003
Source identifiers:
45468
Local pid:
pubs:45468

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