Evidence of a major reservoir of non-malarial febrile diseases in malaria-endemic regions of Bangladesh.

@article{Swoboda2014EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of a major reservoir of non-malarial febrile diseases in malaria-endemic regions of Bangladesh.},
  author={Paul T. Swoboda and Hans-Peter Fuehrer and Benedikt Ley and Peter Starzengruber and Kamala Ley-Thriemer and Mariella Jung and Julia Matt and Markus Andreas Fally and Milena S. K. Mueller and Johannes A. B. Reismann and Rashidul Haque and Wasif Ali Zafarali Khan and Harald Noedl},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={
          377-82
        }
}
In malaria-endemic regions any febrile case is likely to be classified as malaria based on presumptive diagnosis largely caused by a lack of diagnostic resources. A district-wide prevalence study assessing etiologies of fever in 659 patients recruited in rural and semi-urban areas of Bandarban district in southeastern Bangladesh revealed high proportions of seropositivity for selected infectious diseases (leptospirosis, typhoid fever) potentially being misdiagnosed as malaria because of… CONTINUE READING
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