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<jats:p>In Papua, splenectomized individuals have greater risk of malaria in the 12 months following splenectomy but not of mortality. Malaria risk was higher for Plasmodium vivax than P. falciparum. Early radical cure and prophylaxis are warranted in malaria endemic areas.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/cid/ciy403

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Publication Date

01/01/2019

Volume

68

Pages

51 - 60