Factors associated with severe anaemia in Zambian children admitted with Plasmodium falciparum malarial anaemia.


Mulenga, M; Malunga, P; Bennett, S; Thuma, PE; Shulman, C; Fielding, K; Greenwood, BM; (2005) Factors associated with severe anaemia in Zambian children admitted with Plasmodium falciparum malarial anaemia. Annals of tropical paediatrics, 25 (2). pp. 87-90. ISSN 0272-4936 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1179/146532805X45674

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Abstract

Many cases of severe malarial anaemia are clinically stable, but some can deteriorate rapidly. In a cross-sectional survey of 255 children with clinically stable malarial anaemia, 72 had severe anaemia (PCV < or = 15%) and 183 were moderately anaemic (PCV < 15-21%). Being female, or febrile, or a referral and having low parasitaemia or hepatomegaly were the risk factors for severe anaemia.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Tropical Epidemiology Group
PubMed ID: 15949196
Web of Science ID: 231540400003
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/13566

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