Management of Malaria in Children
Lubis, Chairuddin P.
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Malaria is the world’s most important parasitic infection1. The impact of malaria on global health is staggering with an estimated incidence of almost 300 million new cases each year, resulting in more than 1.5 million deaths annually world wide, malaria remains a major global public health concern2. A long with tuberculosis and HIV infection, malaria forms a disease triad that accounts for almost half of all infectious disease mortality3. Most of the 1-3 million who die each year from malaria are children, mainly in Africa, which is hyperendemic for malaria. In older children, malaria has a similar course as in adults. However, in children below the age of 5 years, particularly infants, the disease tends to be atypical and more severe4.
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