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

Modest Mulenga, Phidelis Malunga, Steve Bennett, Philip E. Thuma, Caroline Shulman, Katherine Fielding, Brian M. Greenwood

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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 ≤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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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