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The growing incidence of neonatal malaria--a situational review in developing countries.
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PMID:  17563964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Neonatal malaria was said to be a rare entity However there are increasing reports from many parts of the world about the occurrence of malaria in the newbom. METHODS: A review of the literature on this subject was done with emphasis on developing countries. Literature search was done using Medline, as well as local and international journals. RESULTS: The reasons for earlier reported rarity of neonatal malaria, and those for the recent rising incidence are discussed along with diagnostic and management issues. CONCLUSION: The physician must have a high index of suspicion to make a diagnosis of neonatal malaria, as the clinical features are non-specific and very similar to those of Neonatal sepsis. Neonatal malaria is a contributor to neonatal morbidity and mortality, which must be drastically reduced in order to achieve the fourth millennium development goal.
M Mukhtar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-13     Completed Date:  2007-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Developing Countries*
Disease Outbreaks
Infant, Newborn
Malaria / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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