Etiology of pediatric fever in western Kenya: a case-control study of falciparum malaria, respiratory viruses, and streptococcal pharyngitis.

@article{OMeara2015EtiologyOP,
  title={Etiology of pediatric fever in western Kenya: a case-control study of falciparum malaria, respiratory viruses, and streptococcal pharyngitis.},
  author={Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara and Joshua A. Mott and Jeremiah Laktabai and Kabura B. Wamburu and Barry S. Fields and Janice Armstrong and Steve M. Taylor and C. C. A. Macintyre and Reeshi Sen and Diana M. Menya and William K. Y. Pan and Bradly P. Nicholson and Christopher W. Woods and Thomas Lawrence Holland},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2015},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={1030-7}
}
In Kenya, more than 10 million episodes of acute febrile illness are treated annually among children under 5 years. Most are clinically managed as malaria without parasitological confirmation. There is an unmet need to describe pathogen-specific etiologies of fever. We enrolled 370 febrile children and 184 healthy controls. We report demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with Plasmodium falciparum, group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis, and respiratory viruses (influenza A and… CONTINUE READING
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