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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health