Prognostic Factors Relating to Outcome of Severe Malaria among Children in Bangladesh

This study was done in the Paediatric in-patient department of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Chittagong, Bangladesh to identify and quantify the prognostic factors associated with increased mortality in severemalaria (SM) cases. All the patients with parasitologically confirmed clinicalsyndromes of SM, admitted between June 1997and May 1998, were included.A total of 53 consecutive cases were studied. Cerebral malaria (CM) was the commonest type of SM, observed in 36(68%) cases, second commonest type was severe anaemia 13(25%).

 

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