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Erythrocyte transketolase activity, markers of cardiac dysfunction and the diagnosis of infantile beriberi

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Background Infantile beriberi is a potentially lethal manifestation of thiamin deficiency, associated with traditional post-partum maternal food avoidance, which persists in the Lao PDR (Laos). There are few data on biochemical markers of infantile thiamin deficiency or indices of cardiac dysfunction as potential surrogate markers. Methodology/Principal Findings A case control study of 47 infants with beriberi and age-matched afebrile and febrile controls was conducted in Vientiane, Laos. Bas...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0000971

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
ARTN e971
Publication date:
2011-02-22
Acceptance date:
2011-01-24
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Source identifiers:
120212
Language:
English
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pubs:120212
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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