Journal Article

Higher rates of misdiagnosis in pediatric patients versus adults hospitalized with imported malaria.

Goldman-Yassen AE; Mony VK; Arguin PM; Daily JP.

This retrospective single center study found that more than 40% of pediatric patients with malaria were initially misdiagnosed, compared to only 13% of adult patients with malaria. One potential reason for these diagnostic errors was that children were much more likely to present with prominent abdominal symptoms.