Plasmodium vivax is responsible for a significant proportion of malaria cases worldwide and is increasingly reported as a cause of severe disease. The objective of this study was to characterize severe vivax disease among children hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) in the Western Brazilian Amazon, and to identify risk factors associated with disease severity.
Lança, E. F. C., Magalhães, B. M. L., Vitor-Silva, S., Siqueira, A. M., Benzecry, S. G., Alexandre, M. A. A., … Lacerda, M. V. G. (2012). Risk factors and characterization of plasmodium vivax-associated admissions to pediatric intensive care units in the brazilian amazon. PLoS ONE, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035406