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Evidence of a Major Reservoir of Non-Malarial Febrile Diseases in Malaria-Endemic Regions of Bangladesh

Swoboda, Paul, Fuehrer, Hans-Peter, Ley, Benedikt, Starzengruber, Peter, Ley-Thriemer, Kamala, Jung, Mariella, Matt, Julia, Fally, Markus A., Mueller, Milena K.S., Reismann, Johannes A.B., Haque, Rashidul, Khan, Wasif A. and Noedl, Harald (2014). Evidence of a Major Reservoir of Non-Malarial Febrile Diseases in Malaria-Endemic Regions of Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,90(2):377-382.

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Title Evidence of a Major Reservoir of Non-Malarial Febrile Diseases in Malaria-Endemic Regions of Bangladesh
Author Swoboda, Paul
Fuehrer, Hans-Peter
Ley, Benedikt
Starzengruber, Peter
Ley-Thriemer, Kamala
Jung, Mariella
Matt, Julia
Fally, Markus A.
Mueller, Milena K.S.
Reismann, Johannes A.B.
Haque, Rashidul
Khan, Wasif A.
Noedl, Harald
Journal Name American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 90
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0002-9637   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 377
End Page 382
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In malaria-endemic regions any febrile case is likely to be classified as malaria based on presumptive diagnosis largely caused by a lack of diagnostic resources. A district-wide prevalence study assessing etiologies of fever in 659 patients recruited in rural and semi-urban areas of Bandarban district in southeastern Bangladesh revealed high proportions of seropositivity for selected infectious diseases (leptospirosis, typhoid fever) potentially being misdiagnosed as malaria because of similarities in the clinical presentation. In an area with point prevalences of more than 40% for malaria among fever cases, even higher seroprevalence rates of leptospirosis and typhoid fever provide evidence of a major persistent reservoir of these pathogens.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0487   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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