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Research Article

Children with Severe Malnutrition: Can Those at Highest Risk of Death Be Identified with the WHO Protocol?

  • Kathryn Maitland mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kmaitland@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org

    Affiliations: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • James A Berkley,

    Affiliations: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Mohammed Shebbe,

    Affiliation: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Norbert Peshu,

    Affiliation: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Michael English,

    Affiliations: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Charles R. J. C Newton

    Affiliations: Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 26, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030500

About the Authors

Kathryn Maitland, James A Berkley, Mohammed Shebbe, Norbert Peshu, Michael English, Charles R. J. C Newton
Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
Kathryn Maitland
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Kathryn Maitland
Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
James A Berkley
Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Michael English
Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Charles R. J. C Newton
Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: kmaitland@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KM conceived and designed the study, analyzed the data, and wrote the report. JAB and ME helped to design the study and participated in patient care, interpretation of the findings, and writing of the report. MS assisted with patient care and was responsible for data collection. NP participated in patient care, interpretation of the data, and preparation of the final report. CRJCN conceived and designed the study and participated in patient care, interpretation of the findings, and writing of the report.