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NOT Open Access | Clinical Impact of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Testing at a US Children's Hospital

July 20, 2020 - 08:09 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Enane LA, Sullivan KV, Spyridakis E, Feemster KA
Reference: 
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Jul 13;9(3):298-304

Children who develop malaria after returning to a setting in which the disease is not endemic are at high risk for critical delays in diagnosis and initiation of antimalarial therapy. We assessed the clinical impact of the implementation of malaria rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) on the management of children with malaria at an urban US children’s hospital that serves a large immigrant population.

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