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Don’t forget children with imported malaria in non-endemic countries

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4042
  1. Shamez Ladhani, paediatric infectious disease consultant1,
  2. Delane Shingadia, lead clinician and consultant in paediatric infectious diseases2,
  3. Andrew Riordan, consultant in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology3
  1. 1Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, Health Protection Agency Colindale, London NW9 5EQ, UK
  2. 2Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  3. 3Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK
  1. andrew.riordan{at}

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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