Gustave Bobossi

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BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections are the most common cause of death in children in developing countries. Little information is available on risk factors for mortality among African children presenting with symptoms compatible with acute respiratory infections. OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for death among children hospitalized for respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries. One of the main difficulties is obtaining adequate specimens for bacteriological confirmation of the disease in children.The aim of this study is to evaluate the adequacy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for the diagnosis of TB. METHODS In a(More)
To measure the performance of the current WHO algorithm in identifying children at higher risk of death, children aged 2-59 months who presented with cough and/or difficult breathing and were admitted into the paediatric hospital of Bangui (Central African Republic) during a 1-year period (1996/97) were investigated. Among children with subcostal indrawing,(More)
OBJECTIVE Transmission of malaria in the Central African Republic is holoendemic. The disease accounts for 40% of medical consultations and is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Central African Republic is classified by WHO in zone C for resistance to traditional anti-malaria drugs such as chloroquine, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, and amodiaquine.(More)
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