Pre-hospital treatment of febrile illness in children attending the General Outpatients Clinic, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

@article{Ajayi2006PrehospitalTO,
  title={Pre-hospital treatment of febrile illness in children attending the General Outpatients Clinic, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.},
  author={IkeOluwapo O Ajayi and Catherine Olufunke Falade},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          85-91
        }
}
Many childhood febrile illnesses are treated at home prior to presentation. This study gathered information on treatment practices of caregivers for febrile illnesses in an urban area. A Cross sectional survey of consenting guardians of 535 consecutive febrile children under 10 years presenting at General Outpatients' (GOP) Clinic. University College Hospital. Ibadan was carried out. Thick blood smears were examined for malaria parasite. The mean (SD) age of the febrile children was 3.2 (2.8… CONTINUE READING

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