In-hospital morbidity and mortality due to severe malarial anemia in western Kenya.


Severe malarial anemia (SMA) is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity, hospitalization, and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, and yet its contribution to malaria-specific mortality is not well documented. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 1,116 children < 5 years of age admitted to Siaya district hospital, western Kenya, to assess the… (More)