Pediatric Plasmodium falciparium malaria: a ten-year experience from Washington, DC.

From 1983 to 1992 a total of 64 children were admitted with a diagnosis of malaria to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Specific etiology is available in 59 of 64. Of these 59 cases 52 (88%) were caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Fifty-one of 52 infections were acquired in Africa, 35 (67%) of these in traveling United States citizens… CONTINUE READING