Clinical Indicators for Bacterial Co-Infection in Ghanaian Children with P. falciparum Infection

@inproceedings{Nielsen2015ClinicalIF,
  title={Clinical Indicators for Bacterial Co-Infection in Ghanaian Children with P. falciparum Infection},
  author={Maja Verena Nielsen and Solomon Amemasor and Alex Agyekum and Wibke Loag and Florian Marks and Nimako Sarpong and Denise Andrea Dekker and Yaw Adu-Sarkodie and J{\"u}rgen May},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Differentiation of infectious causes in severely ill children is essential but challenging in sub- Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to determine clinical indicators that are able to identify bacterial co-infections in P. falciparum infected children in rural Ghana. In total, 1,915 severely ill children below the age of 15 years were recruited at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital in Ghana between May 2007 and February 2011. In 771 (40%) of the children malaria parasites were detected. This… CONTINUE READING
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