Imported Malaria: a retrospective study in University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, a ten-year experience

Jamaiah, I.; Anuar, A.K.; Najib, N.A.; Zurainee, M.N. (1998) Imported Malaria: a retrospective study in University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, a ten-year experience. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 53 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 03005283

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    Abstract

    Over a period of ten years (1983-1992), 134 malaria cases admitted to University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur (UHKL) were analysed. Malays constituted 27.6, Chinese 29.8, Indians 9.7, Indonesians 16.4 and other foreigners 16.4. Therefore, of the total number of cases, foreigners constituted 32.8 (44) of all the malaria cases admitted to UHKL. Fifteen of these foreigners had chloroquine-resistant strains of malarial parasites. Three species of malaria were reported of which Plasmodium falciparum constituted the most (46.3) (80 of these developed resistance to chloroquine). Plasmodium vivax was confirmed in 44.8 (10 of these developed resistance to chloroquine) and there was only one case of Plasmodium malarie infection.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
    Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 7 Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 10968130 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Jamaiah, I. Chemicals/CAS: Chloroquine, 54-05-7
    Uncontrolled Keywords: chloroquine adolescent adult aged article child disease transmission female human infant malaria Malaysia male middle aged migration newborn preschool child retrospective Study Child, Preschool Emigration and Immigration Humans Infant, Newborn Retrospective Studies
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 10:23
    Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 10:23
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4209

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