Overdiagnosis of malaria in patients with severe febrile illness in Tanzania: a prospective study.

  title={Overdiagnosis of malaria in patients with severe febrile illness in Tanzania: a prospective study.},
  author={Hugh Reyburn and Redepmta Mbatia and Christopher J. Drakeley and Ilona Carneiro and Emmanuel Mwakasungula and Ombeni Mwerinde and Kapalala Saganda and John Shao and Andrew Kitua and Raimos M. Olomi and Brian Greenwood and Christopher J M Whitty},
  volume={329 7476},
OBJECTIVE To study the diagnosis and outcomes in people admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of severe malaria in areas with differing intensities of malaria transmission. DESIGN Prospective observational study of children and adults over the course a year. SETTING 10 hospitals in north east Tanzania. PARTICIPANTS 17,313 patients were admitted to hospital; of these 4474 (2851 children aged under 5 years) fulfilled criteria for severe disease. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Details of the… CONTINUE READING
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