Tack et al., 2023. Health itinerary-related survival of children under-five with severe malaria or bloodstream infection, DR Congo

March 9, 2023

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Bacteriology

Bieke Tack and team from Kisantu, DR Congo, and many other partners (DR Congo: Hôpital Général de Référence Saint Luc de Kisantu, Zone de Santé Kisantu, INRB Kinshasa, University Teaching Hospital of Kinshasa, Belgium: KU Leuven, University Hospitals UZ Leuven, Republic of Korea: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, United Kingdom: University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Germany: University of Heidelberg, Madagascar: University of Antananarivo) just published their newest publication.

They studied the health itinerary of children under-five admitted to the hospital with severe febrile illness in a setting endemic for Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella infections, identified delaying factors and assessed their associations with in-hospital death.

Conclusions: Long health itineraries delayed appropriate treatment of bloodstream infections in children under-five and were associated with increased in-hospital mortality. Non-typhoidal Salmonella were the main cause of bloodstream infection and had high case fatality.

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