A retrospective prevalence study of Malaria in an aborigine Hospital in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia

Jamaiah, I.; Rohela, M.; Nissapatorn, V.; Mohamad Azlan, H.; Nor Adli, A.R.; Shahrul Rizan, I.; Anez, A.; Jasmin, B. (2006) A retrospective prevalence study of Malaria in an aborigine Hospital in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 37 Sup. pp. 1-4. ISSN 01251562

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    Abstract

    This was a five-year retrospective study (1999-2004) on the prevalence of malaria at the Aborigine Hospital, Gombak, Malaysia. A total of 94 malaria cases was analysed. The highest case reports were for the year 2000, with 32 cases (34), and the lowest was in 2004, with only 1 (1). The majority of cases reported were among the Semai tribe (44), followed by the Temiar tribe (34) and the unspecified tribe (s) (20). Females (53) were more commonly affected than males (47). The majority of cases were within the age group 1-5 years (51). Plasmodium falciparum was the most common species reported in this study, at 57, followed by Plasmodium vivax (38) and 5 mixed infection of P. falciparum and P. vivax. Most patients (27) stayed for more than one month in hospital. Most patients came from Kuala Lipis, Pahang, (78). The most common complication was anemia (38) followed by splenomegaly (18); only 2 had cerebral malaria. All patients were treated with the standard anti-malarial drugs. No deaths were reported in this study.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Jamaiah, I.
    2. Rohela, M.
    3. Nissapatorn, V.
    4. Mohamad Azlan, H.
    5. Nor Adli, A.R.
    6. Shahrul Rizan, I.
    7. Anez, A.
    8. Jasmin, B.
    Journal or Publication Title: The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
    Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 2 Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 17547040 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Jamaiah, I.email: ketuaparasit@um.edu.my Chemicals/CAS: Antimalarials
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimalarial agent adolescent adult article child female human infant malaria Malaysia male preschool child prevalence retrospective study Antimalarials Child, Preschool Humans Retrospective Studies
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 08:55
    Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 08:55
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4165

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