Bacteraemia complicating severe malaria in children.

  title={Bacteraemia complicating severe malaria in children.},
  author={James Alexander Berkley and Saleem Mwarumba and Kate Bramham and Brett Lowe and Kevin Marsh},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={93 3},
Bacteraemia associated with severe malaria in childhood is a sporadically reported phenomenon but its incidence and clinical importance are unknown. We have reviewed clinical and laboratory data from 783 Kenyan children sequentially admitted with a primary diagnosis of severe malaria. The overall incidence of bacteraemia in children with severe malaria was 7.8% (95% CI 5.5-10.0); however, in children under 30 months of age the incidence was 12.0% (95% CI 8.3-15.7). The presence of bacteraemia… CONTINUE READING

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