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A prospective study was undertaken to determine the clinical pattern and outcome among children admitted with acute severe malaria into the emergency paediatric unit (EPU) at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) over a 15-month period (between August 1991-October 1992). Five hundred and one (25%) children were admitted with acute severe malaria, out(More)
The activities of five lysosomal hydrolases--namely beta-glucuronidase, beta-hexosaminidase, beta-galactosidase, alpha-galactosidase, and alpha-mannosidase--were measured in the plasma and urine of children (ages, 7 to 15 years) with sickle cell anemia (n = 11) and controls (n = 11) from Jos, Nigeria. The presence of SS hemoglobin was confirmed by(More)
The prevalence of gall stones was studied prospectively by abdominal ultrasound examination in 65 consecutive children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) aged 5-13 years, 35 males and 30 females, in Jos, northern Nigeria. The prevalence of cholelithiasis was 4.6%. This rate was similar to previous studies from southern Nigeria and higher than that reported in(More)
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