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Protein energy malnutrition and cerebral malaria in Nigerian children.
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PMID:  9283124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight (14 per cent) out of 57 consecutive cerebral malaria patients (all < 5 years old) were malnourished, including one with marasmus and another recovering from kwashiorkor. This was significantly lower than among other paediatric patients in the same children's emergency ward (112/319, i.e. 35 per cent, P < 0.01). Poor outcomes (death or recovery with neurological deficits) were commoner in the malnourished group (4/8) than the well nourished group (7/49) (P = 0.037, Fisher's exact test). Malnourished children should receive malaria chemoprophylaxis during nutritional rehabilitation.
P E Olumese; O Sodeinde; O G Ademowo; O Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-09     Completed Date:  1997-10-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Child, Preschool
Malaria, Cerebral / complications*,  prevention & control
Nigeria / epidemiology
Nutritional Status
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / complications*,  epidemiology,  therapy

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