Prevalence, features and risk factors for malaria co-infections amongst visceral leishmaniasis patients from Amudat Hospital, Uganda.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/241789
Title:
Prevalence, features and risk factors for malaria co-infections amongst visceral leishmaniasis patients from Amudat Hospital, Uganda.
Authors:
van den Bogaart, E; Berkhout, M M Z; Adams, E R; Mens, P F; Sentongo, E; Mbulamberi, D B; Straetemans, M; Schallig, H D F H; Chappuis, F
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Abstract:
Due to geographic overlap of malaria and visceral leishmaniasis (VL), co-infections may exist but have been poorly investigated. To describe prevalence, features and risk factors for VL-malaria co-infections, a case-control analysis was conducted on data collected at Amudat Hospital, Uganda (2000-2006) by Médecins sans Frontières. Cases were identified as patients with laboratory-confirmed VL and malaria at hospital admission or during hospitalization; controls were VL patients with negative malaria smears. A logistic regression analysis was performed to study the association between patients' characteristics and the occurrence of the co-infection.
Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda; Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda; Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland; Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher:
Public Library of Medicine (PLoS)
Issue Date:
10-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/241789
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0001617
PubMed ID:
22506087
Additional Links:
http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0001617
Submitted date:
2011-12-16
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1935-2735
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dc.contributor.authorvan den Bogaart, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorBerkhout, M M Zen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdams, E Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMens, P Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSentongo, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorMbulamberi, D Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorStraetemans, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchallig, H D F Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChappuis, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T12:34:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-07T12:34:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-10-
dc.date.submitted2011-12-16-
dc.identifier.citationPrevalence, features and risk factors for malaria co-infections amongst visceral leishmaniasis patients from Amudat Hospital, Uganda. 2012, 6 (4):e1617 PLoS Negl Trop Disen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735-
dc.identifier.pmid22506087-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0001617-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/241789-
dc.description.abstractDue to geographic overlap of malaria and visceral leishmaniasis (VL), co-infections may exist but have been poorly investigated. To describe prevalence, features and risk factors for VL-malaria co-infections, a case-control analysis was conducted on data collected at Amudat Hospital, Uganda (2000-2006) by Médecins sans Frontières. Cases were identified as patients with laboratory-confirmed VL and malaria at hospital admission or during hospitalization; controls were VL patients with negative malaria smears. A logistic regression analysis was performed to study the association between patients' characteristics and the occurrence of the co-infection.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Medicine (PLoS)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0001617en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and Open Accessen_GB
dc.subjectMalariaen_GB
dc.subjectvisceral leishmaniasiaen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence, features and risk factors for malaria co-infections amongst visceral leishmaniasis patients from Amudat Hospital, Uganda.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda; Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda; Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland; Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerlanden_GB
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen_GB

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