Sleeping sickness in children
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Twenty-three cases of Sleeping Sickness in children have been analysed at the Arthur Davison Hospital and Mukinge Hospital during the past five years. The overall mortality was 34.8%. This was especially high when trypanosomes were found in the CSF (43.8%), in patients with a CSF cell count greater than 101 /cumm (50.0%), and in patients with associated protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) (30.0%). Some clinical features of sleeping sickness (SS) in children are discussed and the therapeutic approach reviewed. The importance of early diagnosis is stressed.
CitationBalint, O. and Wenninger, R.L. (1975). Sleeping sickness in children. Medical Journal of Zambia. 9 (6)
SponsorhipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
Medical Journal of Zambia.
SubjectTrypanosomiasis, African, Children---Zambia
African Sleeping Sickness---Zambia
Sleeping Sickness in children
- Ministry of Health