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Management of severe malarial infection.

Abstract:

Severe malaria is a major cause of infant and childhood death in the tropics. Effective management relies on rapid diagnosis, prompt administration of parenteral schizonticidal antimalarial drugs, careful fluid balance, prevention of convulsions and early recognition of complications such as hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, anemia, pulmonary edema, renal failure, bleeding and supervening bacterial sepsis. The mortality of treated cerebral malaria remains 20%. New, more rapidly acting antimal...

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10.1007/bf02726598

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Publisher:
Springer India
Journal:
Indian journal of pediatrics
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Pages:
155-163
Publication date:
1989
DOI:
EISSN:
0973-7693
ISSN:
0019-5456
URN:
uuid:1acdcbcf-d721-46a5-99a5-d144c4296a59
Source identifiers:
79987
Local pid:
pubs:79987

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