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Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia in Nigerian children: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and therapeutic responses to oral artemisinin-based combination treatments

Gbotosho, Grace O. and Okuboyejo, Titilope M and Happi, Christian T. and Sowunmi, Akintunde (2011) Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia in Nigerian children: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and therapeutic responses to oral artemisinin-based combination treatments. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 1 (2). pp. 85-91.

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Abstract

To evaluate the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and response to oral artemisininbased combination treatments (ACTs) of children with Plasmodium falciparum hyperparasitaemia (PfHP). Methods All children with febrile or history of febrile illness who were suspected to be malaria were evaluated for the presence of PfHP and their parasitological and clinical characteristics at presentation and follow-up for four weeks were recorded during a 3-year period. Patients were treated with oral artemisinin-baesd combination drugs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaria; • Hyperparasitaemia; • Epidemiology; • Artemisinin-based combination Treatments; • Children;
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2014 08:42
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2774

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