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Clinical features and outcome of severe malaria in Gambian children.

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The clinical and laboratory features of severe falciparum malaria in 180 Gambian children were studied between 1985 and 1989. Of the 180 children, 118 (66%) presented with seizures, 77 (43%) had cerebral malaria, 35 (20%) had witnessed seizures after admission, 29 (16%) were hypoglycemic, and 27 (15%) died. Respiratory distress was a common harbinger of a fatal outcome. The differences in admission parasite counts in the blood, hematocrit, and opening cerebrospinal pressures for patients who ...

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10.1093/clinids/21.3.577

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
577-587
Publication date:
1995-09-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:0e476925-a0a1-4918-8bc8-95f84caac7ed
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13543
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pubs:13543

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