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Discriminating Malaria from Dengue Fever in Endemic Areas: Clinical and Biological Criteria, Prognostic Score and Utility of the C-Reactive Protein: A Retrospective Matched-Pair Study in French Guiana

  • Loïc Epelboin mail,

    epelboincrh@hotmail.fr

    Affiliations: CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, Research team EPaT EA 3593, University of French West Indies and French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Paris, France

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  • Charlotte Boullé,

    Affiliation: UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)/Université Montpellier 1 (UM1), Montpellier

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  • Sihem Ouar-Epelboin,

    Affiliation: CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Matthieu Hanf,

    Affiliations: CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, Research team EPaT EA 3593, University of French West Indies and French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Philippe Dussart,

    Affiliation: French National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Institut Pasteur de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Félix Djossou,

    Affiliation: Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Mathieu Nacher,

    Affiliations: CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, Research team EPaT EA 3593, University of French West Indies and French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Bernard Carme

    Affiliations: CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, Research team EPaT EA 3593, University of French West Indies and French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Published: September 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002420

About the Authors

Loïc Epelboin, Sihem Ouar-Epelboin, Matthieu Hanf, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
CIC-EC Antilles Guyane CIE 802 Inserm, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana
Loïc Epelboin, Matthieu Hanf, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
Research team EPaT EA 3593, University of French West Indies and French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana
Loïc Epelboin
AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Paris, France
Charlotte Boullé
UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)/Université Montpellier 1 (UM1), Montpellier
Philippe Dussart
French National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, Institut Pasteur de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana
Félix Djossou
Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana

Corresponding Author

Email: epelboincrh@hotmail.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LE SOE MN BC. Performed the experiments: LE CB SOE MH. Analyzed the data: LE CB MH MN BC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PD FD. Wrote the paper: LE CB SOE.