Frequency of Severe Malaria and Invasive Bacterial Infections among Children Admitted to a Rural Hospital in Burkina Faso

@inproceedings{Maltha2014FrequencyOS,
  title={Frequency of Severe Malaria and Invasive Bacterial Infections among Children Admitted to a Rural Hospital in Burkina Faso},
  author={J. H. J. Maltha and Issa Guiraud and B{\'e}renger Kabor{\'e} and Palpouguini Lompo and Benedikt Ley and Emmanuel Bottieau and Christel A Van Geet and Halidou Tinto and Jan Jacobs},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Although severe malaria is an important cause of mortality among children in Burkina Faso, data on community-acquired invasive bacterial infections (IBI, bacteremia and meningitis) are lacking, as well as data on the involved pathogens and their antibiotic resistance rates. METHODS The present study was conducted in a rural hospital and health center in Burkina Faso, in a seasonal malaria transmission area. Hospitalized children (<15 years) presenting with T≥38.0°C and/or signs of… CONTINUE READING