Factors Associated With Severe Anaemia in Zambian Children Admitted With Plasmodium Falciparum Malarial Anaemia
Many cases of severe malarial anaemia are clinically stable, but some can deteriorate rapidly. In a cross-sectional survey of 255 children with clinically stable malarial anaemia, 72 had severe anaemia (PCV ≤15%) and 183 were moderately anaemic (PCV <15-21%). Being female, or febrile, or a referral and having low parasitaemia or hepatomegaly were the risk factors for severe anaemia. © 2005 The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Mulenga, M.; Malunga, P.; Bennett, S.; Thuma, Philip; Shulman, C.; Fielding, K.; and Greenwood, B. M., "Factors Associated With Severe Anaemia in Zambian Children Admitted With Plasmodium Falciparum Malarial Anaemia" (2005). Biology Educator Scholarship. 102.