Severe Anemia in Malawian Children

J.C.J. Calis, S.P. Kamija, E.B. Faragher, B.J. Brabin, I. Bates, L.E. Cuevas, R.J. de Haan, A.I. Phiri, P. Malange, M. Khoka, P.J.M. Hulshof, L. Lieshout, M.G.H.M. Beld, Y.Y. Teo, K.A. Rockett, A. Richardson, D.P. Kwiatkowski, M.E. Molyneux, M.B. van Hensbroek

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Background Severe anemia is a major cause of sickness and death in African children, yet the causes of anemia in this population have been inadequately studied. Methods We conducted a case¿control study of 381 preschool children with severe anemia (hemoglobin concentration,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-899
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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  • necator-americanus
  • blood-transfusion
  • northern ghana
  • iron status

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