Challenges in diagnosing paediatric malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

@inproceedings{Strm2012ChallengesID,
  title={Challenges in diagnosing paediatric malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania},
  author={Gro EA Str{\o}m and Christel Gill Haanshuus and Maulidi R Fataki and Nina Langeland and Bj{\o}rn Blomberg},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundMalaria is a major cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality. As no clinical features clearly differentiate malaria from other febrile illnesses, and malaria diagnosis is challenged by often lacking laboratory equipment and expertise, overdiagnosis and overtreatment is common.MethodsChildren admitted with fever at the general paediatric wards at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from January to June 2009 were recruited consecutively and prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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