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Presumptive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine versus weekly chloroquine for malaria prophylaxis in children with sickle cell anaemia in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2009-10-24)
Background: Malaria carries high case fatality among children with sickle cell anaemia. In Uganda, chloroquine is used for prophylaxis in these children despite unacceptably high levels of resistance. Intermittent presumptive ...
The prevalence and factors associated with stunting and wasting in children aged 6-10 years in Kiyeyi target area - Tororo district.
INTRODUCTION: In Uganda, the prevalence of stunting and wasting among the under fives is well documented (UDHS 1988 / 89, 1995, 2000). It is assumed that during the school age period children usually catch up in growth. ...
Cognition, behaviour and academic skills after cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan children surviving severe malaria: a randomised trial
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Background: Infection with severe malaria in African children is associated with not only a high mortality but also a high risk of cognitive deficits. There is evidence that interventions done a few years after the illness ...
The Influence of pre-hospital treatment of fever on severity of malaria among children 6-59 months presenting at Mulago Hospital: A case-control study
(Makerere University, 2014)
Introduction: Delivery of prompt and adequate treatment for malaria at the community level remains a strategy to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of this many patients with suspected malaria ...
Variations of plasma concentrations of artemether-lumefantrine with age and weight in children presenting with uncomplicated malaria at Mulago Hospital.
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is still one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in Ugandan children with the under 5 year mortality rate of 136/100,000. ACTs are the first line of treatment of uncomplicated malaria. ...
Prevalence and factors associated with malaria misdiagnosis among children in Mulago Hospital
(Makerere University, 2015)
Malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda especially among children under five years of age. Reliable diagnosis is essential to reduce this burden. World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines recommend ...