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Imported infections in east Birmingham children.
  1. F. A. Riordan,
  2. M. J. Tarlow
  1. Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK.


    This 15-month prospective study of admissions to a children's ward found imported infections in 58 children (1.3% of admissions), aged between two months and 15 years. Most had visited the Indian subcontinent 14 (1-341) days earlier. Few had taken preventative measures. The commonest infection was malaria (n = 23).

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