Life-threatening malaria in African children: a prospective study in a mesoendemic urban setting.

@article{Ranque2008LifethreateningMI,
  title={Life-threatening malaria in African children: a prospective study in a mesoendemic urban setting.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Ranque and Belco Poudiougou and Abdoulaye Traore and Modibo K{\'e}ita and Aboubacar Alassane Oumar and Innocent Safeukui and Sandrine Marquet and Sandrine Cabantous and Mahamadou Diakite and Daouda Mintha and Mahamadou B Ciss{\'e} and Marouf M. Keita and Alain J. Dessein and Ogobara K. Doumbo},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          130-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The population exposed to malaria within African cities has steadily increased. However, comprehensive data on life-threatening malaria features and risk factors in children from urban areas with seasonal malaria transmission, such as in Bamako (Mali), are lacking. METHODS Children admitted to the Gabriel Touré Hospital in Bamako with severe malarial anemia (SMA) and/or cerebral malaria (CM) were prospectively included in the study. Indicators of either SMA or CM were analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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