Book Reviews
September 1947

Malaria im Kindesalter.

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By Albert Eckstein, M.D., Prof. Pediatrics and Director of the University Pediatric Clinic in Ankara, Turkey. Paper. Price, 14 Swiss francs. Pp. 119, with 48 illustrations. Basel, Switzerland and New York: S. Krager, Ltd., 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(3):385-386. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010396013

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The author draws on his experiences in Turkey with over 1,000 children with malaria. The volume is divided essentially into two parts. The first part is devoted to the prophylaxis of malaria and to the clinical manifestations of the disease in infancy and in childhood. The author emphasizes that from the points of view of incidence, clinical course and mortality rate, malaria in infants and children is not the same disease as malaria in adults. He also points out that the younger the infant with malaria, the more atypical is the course of the disease. The patterns of the temperature curves in the common forms of malaria, in malaria due to mixed infections and in cases in which several generations of parasites are sporulating at different intervals are discussed at great length. Congenital malaria is considered in detail. The author stresses the criteria essential for the diagnosis of congenital malaria

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