Malaria care in infants aged under six months in Uganda: an area of unmet needs!

M.K. Mbonye, S.M. Burnett, S. Naikoba, Robert Colebunders, K. Wouters, M.R. Weaver, J.P. Van geertruyden

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Little information exists on malaria burden, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) use, and malaria care provided to infants under six months of age. The perception that malaria may be rare in this age group has led to lack of clinical trials and evidence-based treatment guidelines. The objective of this study was to identify malaria parasitemia positivity rate (MPPR) among patients under six months, and practices and predictors of malaria diagnosis and treatment in this population. METHODS: Cross-sectional data collected from October 2010 to September 2011 on 25,997 individual outpatients aged
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Volume10
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)e0123283
    Number of pages20
    ISSN1932-6203
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Protozoal diseases
    • Malaria
    • Plasmodium falciparum
    • Vectors
    • Mosquitoes
    • Anopheles
    • Management
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Practices
    • Predictors
    • Infants
    • Parasitemia
    • Prescription
    • Antimalarials
    • Uganda
    • Africa-East

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