Skip to main content

Table 3 Frequency of presenting symptoms and signs among sickle cell disease (SCD) and non-SCD (HbAA) children with uncomplicated malaria

From: A randomized trial of artesunate-amodiaquine versus artemether-lumefantrine in Ghanaian paediatric sickle cell and non-sickle cell disease patients with acute uncomplicated malaria

Symptom/sign SCD (n = 60) Symptom/sign HbAA (n = 59)
Fever* 33 Fever 57
Bone and/or joint pain 24 Vomiting 32
Abdominal pain 11 Headache 21
Headache 10 Abdominal pain 17
Chills and/or rigors 9 Poor appetite 11
Jaundice 7 Cough 6
General malaise 5 General malaise 4
Vomiting 4 Convulsion 3
Dark urine 4 Nasal congestion 2
Poor appetite 3 Chills and/or rigors 1
Cough 3 Diarrhoea 1
Dizziness 2 Dizziness 1
Easy fatigability 2 Weight loss 1
Sore throat 1 -  
Nasal congestion 1 -  
Priapism 1 -  
Swollen lower limb 1 -  
  1. *Fever = measured temperature ≥ 37.5°C; majority of subjects presented with more than one symptom; therefore, data is not 100% cumulative.