Establishment of haematological and immunological reference values for healthy Tanzanian children in Kilimanjaro Region.

@article{Buchanan2010EstablishmentOH,
  title={Establishment of haematological and immunological reference values for healthy Tanzanian children in Kilimanjaro Region.},
  author={Ann M. Buchanan and Florida J Muro and J. Michael Gratz and John A Crump and Augustine M Musyoka and Moses W Sichangi and Anne B. Morrissey and Jane K M'rimberia and Boniface N Njau and Levina January Msuya and John A. Bartlett and Coleen K. Cunningham},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={1011-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the normal haematological and immunological reference intervals for healthy Tanzanian children. METHODS We analysed data from 655 HIV-seronegative, healthy children from 1 month to 18 years of age from the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania for this cross-sectional study. Median and 95% reference ranges were determined for haematological and immunological parameters and analysed by age cohorts, and by gender for adolescents. RESULTS Median haemoglobin (Hb) and haematocrit… CONTINUE READING

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