Joseph Kiwanuka

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The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in young children is particularly complex in resource-poor regions where HIV infection is common. This study examines the impact of HIV infection on diagnosis in children with suspected PTB attending Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre. A total of 110 children (4 months-14 years) were studied over a(More)
The World Health Organization (1985) criteria allow evaluation of the oral glucose tolerance test using venous or capillary whole blood or plasma glucose measurements. However, the empirical factors used for interconversion may not reflect observed differences, especially during pregnancy, causing inconsistent classification. To investigate how choice of(More)
We describe a child with Hodgkin's disease (HD) who presented with profound neutropenia, secondary to an antineutrophil antibody. The patient responded to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), with prompt and sustained improvement in total white blood cell count (WBC) and absolute neutrophil count (ANC). The literature pertaining to autoimmune cytopenias(More)
A 14-year-old white male developed gastric anemia with normal chromosomes following a 6-year history of chronic ITP refractory to splenectomy. The disorder was partially responsive to oxymethalone which was discontinued because of hepatotoxicity. Antiplatelet and antigranulocyte antibodies were identified in the patient's sera. Absorbed sera suppressed(More)
As the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is embraced in Uganda, determinants of awareness of ICT based projects remain unknown. The intensity of use of mobile phones among smallholder farmers in the areas where such projects operate is unclear. To address this knowledge gap, 346 smallholder farmers in two ICT project sites in Mayuge(More)
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