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Table 4 Summary of Giemsa Results for Pediatric Patients based upon Consumption of Previous Antimalarials

From: Cost comparison of microscopy vs. empiric treatment for malaria in southwestern nigeria: a prospective study

  Consumed Antimalarials Prior to Presentation
N = 52
Did Not Consume Antimalarials Prior to Presentation
N = 82
Giemsa Stain Blood Smear Negative (-) 62% (32) 39% (32)
Giemsa Stain Blood Smear Positive (+) 38% (20) 61% (50)
  1. Note: P = 0.01 using Chi-square test.