Imported childhood malaria: the Dublin experience, 1999-2006.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189709
Title:
Imported childhood malaria: the Dublin experience, 1999-2006.
Authors:
Leahy, T R; Malikiwi, A; Cafferkey, M; Butler, K M
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. tronanleahy@hotmail.com
Citation:
Imported childhood malaria: the Dublin experience, 1999-2006. 2009, 178 (3):329-32 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Sep-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189709
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0343-3
PubMed ID:
19408040
Abstract:
Imported childhood malaria has never been studied in Ireland. We aimed to document the incidence and species of malaria in children presenting to paediatric hospitals in Dublin and to examine management and outcome measures.; Subjects were identified through laboratory archives from the three paediatric hospitals in Dublin. Clinical data were extracted retrospectively from clinical and laboratory records.; As much as 67 episodes of malaria occurred in 66 children. Episodes occurred among new immigrants (n = 31) and Irish residents (n = 33) who travelled to endemic regions. The majority of those who travelled to endemic regions did not receive appropriate prophylaxis. Plasmodium falciparum was identified in 64 (95%) episodes, 26 with a parasite load above 2%. Eighteen children developed complications. All cases were treated successfully.; Irish health-care practitioners need to encourage malaria prophylaxis among travellers to malaria-endemic regions. Management guidelines should be formulated to assist Irish clinicians treating this potentially fatal illness.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Age Factors; Animals; Antimalarials; Child; Child, Preschool; Emigrants and Immigrants; Health Surveys; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Ireland; Malaria; Male; Plasmodium falciparum; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, T Ren
dc.contributor.authorMalikiwi, Aen
dc.contributor.authorCafferkey, Men
dc.contributor.authorButler, K Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-15T16:19:17Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-15T16:19:17Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09-
dc.identifier.citationImported childhood malaria: the Dublin experience, 1999-2006. 2009, 178 (3):329-32 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19408040-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0343-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/189709-
dc.description.abstractImported childhood malaria has never been studied in Ireland. We aimed to document the incidence and species of malaria in children presenting to paediatric hospitals in Dublin and to examine management and outcome measures.-
dc.description.abstractSubjects were identified through laboratory archives from the three paediatric hospitals in Dublin. Clinical data were extracted retrospectively from clinical and laboratory records.-
dc.description.abstractAs much as 67 episodes of malaria occurred in 66 children. Episodes occurred among new immigrants (n = 31) and Irish residents (n = 33) who travelled to endemic regions. The majority of those who travelled to endemic regions did not receive appropriate prophylaxis. Plasmodium falciparum was identified in 64 (95%) episodes, 26 with a parasite load above 2%. Eighteen children developed complications. All cases were treated successfully.-
dc.description.abstractIrish health-care practitioners need to encourage malaria prophylaxis among travellers to malaria-endemic regions. Management guidelines should be formulated to assist Irish clinicians treating this potentially fatal illness.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAnimals-
dc.subject.meshAntimalarials-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshEmigrants and Immigrants-
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMalaria-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPlasmodium falciparum-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleImported childhood malaria: the Dublin experience, 1999-2006.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. tronanleahy@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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