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Bacteraemia in Kenyan children with sickle-cell anaemia: a retrospective cohort and case-control study.

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BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 90% of children with sickle-cell anaemia die before the diagnosis can be made. The causes of death are poorly documented, but bacterial sepsis is probably important. We examined the risk of invasive bacterial diseases in children with sickle-cell anaemia. METHODS: This study was undertaken in a rural area on the coast of Kenya, with a case-control approach. We undertook blood cultures on all children younger than 14 years who were admitted from wi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
374
Issue:
9698
Pages:
1364-1370
Publication date:
2009-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
34884
Language:
English
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pubs:34884
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uuid:3b56106a-542f-4e18-8137-be1f9ba2d0f6
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pubs:34884
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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