Socio-economic determinants are not major risk factors for severe malaria in Gambian children.

@article{Koram1995SocioeconomicDA,
  title={Socio-economic determinants are not major risk factors for severe malaria in Gambian children.},
  author={Kwadwo Ansah Koram and Steve Bennett and J H Adiamah and Brian Greenwood},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1995},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={151-4}
}
Only a small proportion of subjects infected with Plasmodium falciparum develop severe disease. Why this should be is not fully understood. To investigate the possible importance of socio-economic variables on the severity of malaria in Gambian children we undertook a case-control study of 384 children with severe or mild malaria. Few differences were found between the 2 groups. Children with severe malaria had a longer duration of symptoms when recruited than mild cases but this difference was… CONTINUE READING

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