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

Jamaiah, I. and Anuar, A.K. and Najib, N.A. and 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 0300-5283, DOI 10968130.

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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.

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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 02:23
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 09:16

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