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Risk of Malaria Scoring System | Gambian Children

Purpose:

To evaluate a Gambian child with a history of fever for malaria using the clinical scores of Olaleye et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

B50, B51

Description:

Olaleye et al developed scores for identifying a child with fever or a history of fever who probably has malaria and not some other disease. The scores were developed in Gambia and are intended to use minimal laboratory testing. The authors are from Gambia, Geneva and London.

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