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Severe Anemia in Papua New Guinean Children from a Malaria-Endemic Area: A Case-Control Etiologic Study

  • Laurens Manning,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Moses Laman,

    Affiliations: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Anna Rosanas-Urgell,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Pascal Michon,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, Faculty of Health Sciences, Divine Word University, Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

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  • Susan Aipit,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Cathy Bona,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Peter Siba,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea

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  • Ivo Mueller,

    Affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, Infection and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Center de Recerca en Salut Internacional de Barcelona (CRESIB), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Timothy M. E. Davis mail

    tdavis@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001972

About the Authors

Laurens Manning, Moses Laman, Timothy M. E. Davis
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Moses Laman, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Pascal Michon, Susan Aipit, Cathy Bona, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
Pascal Michon
Faculty of Health Sciences, Divine Word University, Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea
Ivo Mueller
Infection and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Ivo Mueller
Center de Recerca en Salut Internacional de Barcelona (CRESIB), Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: tdavis@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TMED IM LM. Performed the experiments: LM ML AR SA CB. Analyzed the data: LM TMED IM. Wrote the paper: LM ML AR PM PS IM TMED.