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Table 4 Drug prescription for patients (n = 418) with positive or negative slides at CHL

From: Complicated malaria and other severe febrile illness in a pediatric ward in Libreville, Gabon

Drugs Other diagnosis (n = 250) Clinical diagnosis of malaria (n = 168) Total (N = 418)
  Slide (+)ve (n = 95) Slide (−)ve (n = 73)
Antimalarial, n (%) 1 (0.4) 59 (62.1) 43 (58.9) 103 (24.6)
Antibiotic, n (%) 188 (75.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 188 (44.9)
Antibiotic + Antimalarial 9 (3.6) 36 (37.9) 28 (38.4) 73 (17.5)
Other, n (%) 52 (20.8) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.7) 52 (20.8)