Over-diagnosis and co-morbidity of severe malaria in African children: a guide for clinicians.

@article{Gwer2007OverdiagnosisAC,
  title={Over-diagnosis and co-morbidity of severe malaria in African children: a guide for clinicians.},
  author={Samson Gwer and Charles R Newton and James Alexander Berkley},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 6 Suppl},
  pages={
          6-13
        }
}
Severe malaria is clinically similar to other severe febrile illnesses. However, in endemic areas, parasitological confirmation of parasitemia is often unavailable or unreliable. False-positive malaria microscopy is common. The most important consequence of treating only for malaria when no parasitemia exists is failure to address other life-threatening conditions. Invasive bacterial infections are detected in up to one third of children with clinical features of severe malaria but a slide with… CONTINUE READING

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