Age as a Risk Factor for Severe Manifestations and Fatal Outcome of Falciparum Malaria in European Patients: Observations from TropNetEurop and SIMPID Surveillance Data

Mühlberger, N.; Jelinek, T.; Behrens, R.H.; Gjørup, I.; Coulaud, J.P.; Clerinx, J.; Puente, S.; Burchard, G.; Gascon, J.; Grobusch, M.P.; Weitzel, T.; Zoller, T.; Kollaritsch, H.; Beran, J.; Iversen, J.; Hatz, C.; Schmid, M.L.; Björkman, A.; Fleischer, K.
April 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p990
Academic Journal
Reevaluates previous findings indicating that age is a risk factor for severe falciparum malaria in nonimmune patients. Association of antimalarial chemoprophylaxis with a lower-case-fatality rate and a lower frequency of cerebral complications; Evidence that falciparum malaria is more serious in older patients.


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