Project Description

High Burden of Serious Bacterial Infections in African Children Treated for Cancer.

Background: Infections in children treated for cancer contribute to morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of studies on the incidence, etiology, risk factors and outcome of bacterial infections in African children treated for cancer. The aim of the study was to delineate the epidemiology of infectious morbidity and mortality in children with cancer.

Author List: Naidu G, Izu A, Poyiadjis S, MacKinnon D, Rowe B, Madhi SA.

Journal Name: Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Oct;39(10):943-948. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002758. PMID: 32453195.

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