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Recent reports have substantiated claims that the clinical spectrum of falciparum malaria is different in African children as compared with nonimmune adults. The SPf66 vaccine has been tried in African children with varying success, but only insecticide-treated bed nets have reduced the mortality. Developments in ancillary treatment may reduce the morbidity and mortality of severe falciparum malaria.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Opin Pediatr

Publication Date

02/1996

Volume

8

Pages

16 - 20

Keywords

Animals, Child, Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood, Humans, Malaria Vaccines, Malaria, Falciparum, Plasmodium falciparum, Prognosis