Published in Blood Weekly, November 25th, 2004
According to recent research published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, "Malaria continues to be a cause of high mortality and morbidity. Imported cases of malaria are increasing in New York City. Yet, New York physicians, when evaluating patients for fever, frequently miss the diagnosis of malaria."
U. Patel and colleagues of the Coney Island Hospital wrote, "We evaluated the role of platelet count for predicting malarial infection. The study included patients seen between 1996 and 2000 in a New York community hospital for fever who had traveled to a...
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