Imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria: are patients originating from disease-endemic areas less likely to develop severe disease? A prospective, observational study.

@article{Jennings2006ImportedPF,
  title={Imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria: are patients originating from disease-endemic areas less likely to develop severe disease? A prospective, observational study.},
  author={Richard M Jennings and J. Brian de Souza and Jim Todd and Margaret Armstrong and Katie L Flanagan and Eleanor M. Riley and Justin F. Doherty},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={1195-9}
}
Just more than 2,000 cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria are reported in the United Kingdom annually, with a mortality rate of approximately 1%. Some studies suggest that patients with malaria who originate from disease-endemic areas are less likely to develop severe disease; such patients are often treated at home. We have prospectively examined 99 patients with imported P. falciparum malaria and categorized them according to severity as defined by World Health Organization criteria. There… CONTINUE READING

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