publication . Article . 2014

New Diagnostics for Common Childhood Infections

Maitland, K;
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  • Published: 27 Feb 2014 Journal: New England Journal of Medicine, volume 370, pages 875-877 (issn: 0028-4793, eissn: 1533-4406, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The implementation of preventive strategies and effective treatment has substantially reduced the incidence of malaria across many parts of Africa.1 The introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine and, more recently, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine should dramatically reduce the incidence of serious bacterial infections among children.2 Historically, these pathogens accounted for a substantial proportion of childhood deaths in regions of Africa where malaria is endemic. High coverage with these measures will also affect the burden and spectrum of the common childhood febrile diseases. Consequently, case-management guidelines3 — which are currently desig...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: General Medicine, Haemophilus influenzae type, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, medicine, Malaria, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, medicine.drug
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publication . Article . 2014

New Diagnostics for Common Childhood Infections

Maitland, K;