Asymptomatic malaria and other infections in children adopted from Ethiopia, United States, 2006–2011

Senait M. Adebo, Judith K. Eckerle, Mary E. Andrews, Cynthia R. Howard, Chandy John

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Abstract

We screened 52 children adopted from Ethiopia for malaria because they had previously lived in a disease-endemic region or had past or current hepatomegaly or splenomegaly. Seven (13.5%) children had asymptomatic malaria parasitemia by microscopy (n = 2) or PCR (n = 5). Our findings suggest that adoptees at risk for asymptomatic malaria should be screened, preferably by PCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Ethiopia
Malaria
Infection
Endemic Diseases
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Hepatomegaly
Parasitemia
Splenomegaly
Microscopy

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Asymptomatic malaria and other infections in children adopted from Ethiopia, United States, 2006–2011. / Adebo, Senait M.; Eckerle, Judith K.; Andrews, Mary E.; Howard, Cynthia R.; John, Chandy.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 7, 2015, p. 1227-1229.

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Adebo, Senait M. ; Eckerle, Judith K. ; Andrews, Mary E. ; Howard, Cynthia R. ; John, Chandy. / Asymptomatic malaria and other infections in children adopted from Ethiopia, United States, 2006–2011. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 7. pp. 1227-1229.
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