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dc.contributor.authorWere, T
dc.contributor.authorDavenport, GC
dc.contributor.authorHittner, JB
dc.contributor.authorOuma, C
dc.contributor.authorVulule, JM
dc.contributor.authorOng'echa, JM
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, DJ
dc.description.abstractSince the etiologies and clinical outcomes of bacteremia in children with Plasmodium falciparum infections, particularly in areas of holoendemic malaria transmission, are largely unexplored, blood cultures and comprehensive clinical, laboratory, hematological, and nutritional parameters for malaria-infected children (aged 1 to 36 months, n= 585 patients) were investigated at a rural hospital in western Kenya. After the exclusion of contaminant microorganisms, the prevalence of bacteremia was 11.7% in the cohort (n= 506), with nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. being the most common isolates (42.4%). Bacteremia was found to occur in a significantly higher proportion of females than males and was associated with elevated blood glucose concentrations and lowered malaria parasite and hemoglobin (Hb) levels compared to those in abacteremic participants. In …en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society for Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleBacteremia in Kenyan children presenting with malariaen_US

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