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Syndromic Diagnosis of Malaria in Rural Sierra Leone and Proposed Additions to the National Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Guidelines for Fever

April 13, 2010 - 08:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Obinna N. Nnedu, Bryan Rimel, Carey Terry, Heidi Jalloh-Vos, Brima Baryon, AND Daniel G. Bausch
American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene, Vol 82 : 4, 2010, pp. 525-528

In a multivariate analysis, splenomegaly (P = 0.04) was the only clinical sign significantly associated with laboratory-confirmed malaria, and sleeping under a bed net was protective (P = 0.05). Our findings show that clinical malaria is diagnosed relatively accurately in rural Sierra Leone.

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