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sickle cell anemia

Open Access | Clinical Trials and Observations: Malaria in patients with sickle cell anemia: burden, risk factors, and outcome at the outpatient clinic and during hospitalization

January 21, 2010 - 08:00 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Julie Makani, Albert N. Komba, Sharon E. Cox, Julie Oruo, Khadija Mwamtemi, Jesse Kitundu, Pius Magesa, Stella Rwezaula, Elineema Meda, Josephine Mgaya, Kisali Pallangyo, Emelda Okiro, David Muturi, Charles R. Newton, Gregory Fegan, Kevin Marsh, and Thomas N. Williams
Reference: 
Blood, 14 January 2010, Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 215-220.

Approximately 280 000 children are born with sickle cell anemia (SCA) in Africa annually, yet few survive beyond childhood. Falciparum malaria is considered a significant cause of this mortality. 

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