Ibe BC

Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria/Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Neonatal Malaria in the Gambia
    Author(s): Obu HA* and Ibe BC

    Background: Neonatal malaria was thought to be uncommon, even in malaria endemic areas. Neonates with febrile illness and / or related symptoms are often presumed to have neonatal septicaemia and examination of blood films for malaria parasites is rarely included in the initial work-up of these babies. Objective: To determine the existence, or otherwise, and the clinical features of malaria in neonates with clinical features suggestive of septicaemia. Patients and Methods: In a prospective study, all consecutive babies admitted in the neonatal unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital over an eighth month period with an initial diagnosis of neonatal septicaemia were screened for malaria in addition to an extensive sepsis work-up. Malaria parasitaemia was diagnosed on Giemsa stained blood s.. Read More»

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