Predictors of fatal outcome of severe malaria in children of Bhopal, Central India: Retrospective study

Pramila Verma, Shweta Anand, Anju Kapoor
2015 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  
Objective: To identify predictors of fatal outcome of severe malaria in children admitted to a tertiary care centre. Method: This retrospective study was performed at a tertiary health care institution which is a low transmission area of malaria. Confirmed malaria patients (P. falciparum, P. vivax or mixed infection) satisfying one or more of the 2010 WHO criteria for severe malaria were included in the study. Prevalence of fatal outcome due to major symptoms was calculated followed by
more » ... ollowed by univariate regression analysis to identify major predictors of fatal outcome.
doi:10.4038/sljch.v44i1.7958 fatcat:ly7yvyadg5g4fpf2wtviyi4d7y