Don’t forget children with imported malaria in non-endemic countriesBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4042 (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4042
- Shamez Ladhani, paediatric infectious disease consultant1,
- Delane Shingadia, lead clinician and consultant in paediatric infectious diseases2,
- Andrew Riordan, consultant in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology3
- 1Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, Health Protection Agency Colindale, London NW9 5EQ, UK
- 2Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH, UK
- 3Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK
We were disappointed by the paucity of information about children in Whitty and colleagues’ review of imported malaria1 since 15-20% of imported malaria occurs in children.2 In the only paragraph on severe or complicated malaria in children the authors quote a paper on endemic childhood malaria in Kenya.
Children with imported malaria …
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