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Table 3 Interaction between malaria and others pathogens studied

From: Treatable causes of fever among children under five years in a seasonal malaria transmission area in Burkina Faso

  Malaria microscopy positive (340)
n (%)
Malaria microscopy negative (344)
n (%)
Other infections 154 (45.29) 182 (52.91)
Probable cause of fever (BSI, vGII, UTI) 11 (3.23) 62 (18.02)
No probable causes of fever (pGII, bGII, CBPN) 143 (42.05) 136 (39.53)
bBSI 6 (1.76) 35 (10.17)
GII (all) 90 (26.47) 103 (29.94)
pGII 77 (22.64) 66 (19.18)
bGII 17 (5.0) 23 (6.69)
vGII 3 (0.88) 22 (6.40)
CBPN 75 (22.05) 78 (22.67)
UTI 3 (0.88) 7 (2.03)
  1. bBSI bacterial bloodstream infection, GII Gastro-intestinal infection, pGII parasitic gastro-intestinal infection, bGII bacterial gastro-intestinal infection, vGII viral gastro-intestinal infection, UTI Urinary tract infection, CBPN Common bacterial pathogens of nasopharynx