Parasitic co‐infections are common in Rwandan schoolchildren, and are associated with a rather silent clinical manifestation that nevertheless may affect school performance and long‐term development.
A short course of IPM should be used cautiously in anaemic children in malaria endemic areas, as it has limited efficacy in treating iron deficiency, while it increases the rate of microscopic malarial parasitaemia in those with replete iron stores.
Malaria transmission continues to be high around Lake Victoria.
IPTsc may reduce the malaria-related burden in schoolchildren.
This analysis shows that it is possible to measure SCR's from individual-level longitudinal data on antibody titres.
Chronic hepatosplenomegaly, which is known to have a complex aetiology, is common amongst children who reside in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Malaria–helminth coinfections are prevalent among schoolchildren in rural Tanzania and the pattern varies between agro-ecosystems.
DP was the most efficacious and well-tolerated regimen tested, although AQ+SP appears to be a suitable alternative for IPT in schoolchildren. Use of SP for IPT may not be appropriate in areas with high-level SP resistance in Africa.
In a cohort of children 5–14 years of age the effect of +-thalassemia, SAO (SLC4A127), CR1 polymorphisms, and Gerbich negativity (GYPCex3) on risk of P. falciparum infections and uncomplicated illness were evaluated.
Applying a policy of restricting anti-malarials to RDT-confirmed cases is consistent with an adequate management of fevers in this population. Further studies on the management of fever in younger children are of upmost importance.