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Clinical, epidemiological and laboratory profile of patients with acute febrile illness submitted for investigation of malaria in a reference centre of a non endemic area

Grant number: 14/05337-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Rodrigo de Carvalho Santana
Grantee:Andréa Beltrami Doltrário
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Malaria still is a global threat for illness in endemic areas. It is estimated that 40% of the world population is at risk for malaria infection. These population is concentrated in 97 countries, Brazil is among then, where malaria transmission occurs. However, the number of imported cases by travelers is considerable when they travel to an endemic area and return to a non-endemic area with the illness. Imported cases of malaria is about to worldwide every single year. In 23 years there were 25. 825 cases in São Paulo state, Southeast Brazil, a non endemic area of malaria, among which 90% were imported cases. In 2013, from the 113 cases of illness, only 11 were autochthonous. The mortality among diagnosed individuals in a non-endemic area is higher than in endemic areas (e.g. Amazonia), being responsible for more than 90% of registered cases of malaria in Brazil. In non-endemic areas mortality is due, particularly, to late diagnosis and treatment. This delay is because initial symptoms of the disease are nonspecific and misdiagnosed. Thus, this present study intends to collaborate with management improvement of those treated patients in a non-endemic area. (AU)

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DOTRARIO, ANDREA BELTRAMI; BAZZO MENON, LUCAS JOSE; BOLLELA, VALDES ROBERTO; MARTINEZ, ROBERTO; DE ALMEIDA E ARAUJO, DANIEL CARDOSO; LOPES DA FONSECA, BENEDITO ANTONIO; SANTANA, RODRIGO DE C. Malaria and other febrile diseases among travellers: the experience of a reference centre located outside the Brazilian Amazon Region. Malaria Journal, v. 15, MAY 26 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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