Malaria, clinical features and acute crisis in children suffering from sickle cell disease in resource-limited settings: a retrospective description of 90 cases.

@article{Aloni2013MalariaCF,
  title={Malaria, clinical features and acute crisis in children suffering from sickle cell disease in resource-limited settings: a retrospective description of 90 cases.},
  author={Michel Ntetani Aloni and Bertin Kadima Tshimanga and P{\'e}p{\'e} Mfutu Ekulu and Jean Lambert Gini Ehungu and Ren{\'e} Makwala Ngiyulu},
  journal={Pathogens and global health},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={198-201}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of sickle cell disease (SCD) is extremely high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite the high prevalence of this disease in our midst, there has been no report on the clinical features in the sickle cell pediatric population suffering from malaria in our midst. METHODS A retrospective survey of records from the Department of Paediatrics of the University Hospital of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, was done for the period 1998–2008. For… CONTINUE READING
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