We examined health facility data for children seen as outpatients and parasitemia-positive children hospitalized with cerebral malaria in a large national hospital.
This study points to the importance of building malaria programmes, research and statistics that take into consideration the consequences of permanent impairment after a malaria attack, as well as the context of poverty in which they often occur.
Strategies that exclusively distribute ITNs through HFs are likely to be less effective in increasing possession and use in communities that are more distant from those health services.
In children with malaria plasma VWF and propeptide levels are markedly elevated in both cerebral and mild paediatric malaria, with levels matching disease severity, and these normalize upon recovery.
It was found that most of the participants know about ACT and treatment guidelines for malaria.
We investigated PfCRT 76T mutation in severe and non-severe malaria in Southern Mali.
Studies conducted in The Gambia and Malawi suggest that blood group O confers a higher risk of active placental infection in primiparae, but a significantly lower risk in multiparae.
We examined the brains of 50 Malawian children who satisfied the clinical definition of cerebral malaria (CM) during life; 37 children had sequestration of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) and no other cause of death, and 13 had a nonmalarial cause of death with no cerebral sequestration.
Women with either acute, or acute and chronic placental malaria were less likely to have iron deficiency than women without placental malaria infection .
Children who suffer retinopathy-positive CM at preschool age are at greater risk of developmental delay, particularly with respect to language development.