Presentation of Pediatric Malaria to a Canadian Children's Hospital


  • Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 21–24, 2010, Abstract 4228, Poster 564.

Corresponding Author: Sergio Fanella, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H, Room 530B, Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0J9. E-mail:


The aim of this study was to review the aspects of malaria at a Canadian pediatric hospital and to identify gaps in management. Thirty-eight cases were diagnosed in patients with an average age of 8.4 years, the majority of which were due to Plasmodium falciparum. Two required intensive care, but survived. The majority of patients were immigrants/refugees, and accounted for almost all cases over the last 8 years of review.