Severe Malaria Anaemia in Children


Severe malaria anaemia is defined as haemoglobin concentration <5g/dl associated with Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia.(WHO, 1986) Other causes of anaemia have to be excluded as asymptomatic falciparum parasitaemia is common in endemic areas.(Salako et al,1990) Severe anaemia may exist alone or in combination with other complications particularly cerebral… (More)


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