Constraints in the diagnosis and treatment of Lassa Fever and the effect on mortality in hospitalized children and women with obstetric conditions in a rural district hospital in Sierra Leone

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315033
Title:
Constraints in the diagnosis and treatment of Lassa Fever and the effect on mortality in hospitalized children and women with obstetric conditions in a rural district hospital in Sierra Leone
Authors:
Dahmane, A; van Griensven, J; Van Herp, M; Van den Bergh, R; Nzomukunda, Y; Prior, J; Alders, P; Jambai, A; Zachariah, R
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
Lassa fever (LF) is an acute viral haemorrhagic infection, endemic in West Africa. Confirmatory diagnosis and treatment (ribavirin) is difficult, expensive, and restricted to specialised hospitals. Among confirmed and suspected LF cases, we report on clinical and laboratory features, timing and administration of ribavirin and the relationship with case fatality.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315033
DOI:
10.1093/trstmh/tru009
PubMed ID:
24535150
Language:
en
ISSN:
1878-3503
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDahmane, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan Griensven, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Herp, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorNzomukunda, Yen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlders, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJambai, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T20:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-31T20:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationConstraints in the diagnosis and treatment of Lassa Fever and the effect on mortality in hospitalized children and women with obstetric conditions in a rural district hospital in Sierra Leone. 2014, 108 (3):126-32 Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1878-3503-
dc.identifier.pmid24535150-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/trstmh/tru009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/315033-
dc.description.abstractLassa fever (LF) is an acute viral haemorrhagic infection, endemic in West Africa. Confirmatory diagnosis and treatment (ribavirin) is difficult, expensive, and restricted to specialised hospitals. Among confirmed and suspected LF cases, we report on clinical and laboratory features, timing and administration of ribavirin and the relationship with case fatality.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Archived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. ([url]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203[/url]) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ([url]http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp[/url])en_GB
dc.subjectInfections,Viralen_GB
dc.subjectNTDsen_GB
dc.titleConstraints in the diagnosis and treatment of Lassa Fever and the effect on mortality in hospitalized children and women with obstetric conditions in a rural district hospital in Sierra Leoneen
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB

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