Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015
Asymptomatic Malaria and Other Infections in Children Adopted from Ethiopia, United States, 2006–2011
|Characteristic or finding||Malaria, no. (%)
||Sensitivity, %||Specificity, %||PPV, %||NPV, %|
|Positive, n = 7†||Negative, n = 45|
|History of hepatomegaly||0||1 (2.2)||0||97.8||0||86.3|
|History of splenomegaly||3 (42.8)||2 (4.4)||42.8||95.6||60.0||91.5|
|Presence of splenomegaly during examination||2 (28.6)||3 (6.7)||28.6||92.3||40.0||89.4|
|Presence of hepatomegaly during examination||1 (14.3)||7 (15.6)||14.3||84.4||12.5||86.4|
|History of splenomegaly or presence during examination||3 (42.8)||4 (8.9)||42.8||91.1||42.9||91.1|
|Hemoglobin level of <11 g/dL||2 (28.6)||6 (13.3)||28.6||87.7||25.0||88.7|
*NPV, negative predictive value; PPV, positive predictive value.
†Children who were malaria-positive by blood smear or PCR testing.
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