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Title: Clinical and epidemiological features of severe malaria in children in four hospitals in Sudan
Authors: Zeidan, Z.
Kojal, H.
Habour, A.
Nowary, K.
Hashim, F.
Awadelkarim, M.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed the clinical and epidemiological features of severe malaria cases before admission, management in hospital and outcome and associated factors in 4 hospitals in different areas of Sudan over a 5- month period in 2000. There were 543 children admitted representing 21% of all paediatric admissions. Median age was 36 months. Treatment at home was the first action taken by 57.5% of families. Case fatality rate was 5/1000 and 93% of the children who died were under 9 years. Highest risk of death was associated with delay in seeking treatment and severity of illness before admission. Omdurman Hospital in Khartoum had the best case- management performance index compared to the other hospitals
Description: 783-791
Keywords: Malaria
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Subject: Malaria
ISSN: 1020-3397
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