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Volume 14, Number 2—February 2008


Prolonged Plasmodium falciparum Infection in Immigrants, Paris

Eric D’Ortenzio*1Comments to Author , Nadine Godineau†, Arnaud Fontanet‡, Sandrine Houze*, Olivier Bouchaud¶#, Sophie Matheron***, and Jacques Le Bras*
Author affiliations: *Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France; †Centre Hospitalier Général Delafontaine, Saint-Denis, France; ‡Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; §Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; ¶Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Avicenne, Bobigny, France; #Université Paris 13, Paris, France; **Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France;

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Table 2

Factors independently associated with prolonged 
Plasmodium falciparum infection in 248 immigrant travelers*

Variable OR (95% CI)* p value
Age, y
<5 1
5–14 1.45 (0.15–13.74)
15–60 1.72 (0.25–12)
>60 3.04 (0.16–56.25) 0.45
First-arrival immigrant
No 1
Yes 22.93 (9.74–53.96) <0.001
Men 1
Nonpregnant women 0.67 (0.28–1.59)
Pregnant women 4.21 (1.13–15.77) 0.03
Use mefloquine
No 1
Yes 11.55 (2.06–64.78) 0.005

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

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1Current affiliation: Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Denis, Réunion Island, France

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