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 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Plasmodium falciparum
Anemia
Hepatomegaly
Parasitemia
Fever
Referral and Consultation
Cross-Sectional Studies

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Factors associated with severe anaemia in Zambian children admitted with Plasmodium falciparum malarial anaemia. / Mulenga, Modest; Malunga, Phidelis; Bennett, Steve; Thuma, Philip E; Shulman, Caroline; Fielding, Katherine; Greenwood, Brian M.

In: Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, Vol. 25, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 87-90.

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Mulenga, Modest ; Malunga, Phidelis ; Bennett, Steve ; Thuma, Philip E ; Shulman, Caroline ; Fielding, Katherine ; Greenwood, Brian M. / Factors associated with severe anaemia in Zambian children admitted with Plasmodium falciparum malarial anaemia. In: Annals of Tropical Paediatrics. 2005 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 87-90.
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