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Cerebrospinal fluid markers to distinguish bacterial meningitis from cerebral malaria in children

Abstract:
Background. Few hospitals in high malaria endemic countries in Africa have the diagnostic capacity for clinically distinguishing acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) from cerebral malaria (CM). As a result, empirical use of antibiotics is necessary. A biochemical marker of ABM would facilitate precise clinical diagnosis and management of these infections and enable rational use of antibiotics. Methods. We used label-free protein quantification by mass spectrometr... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.11958.2

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F1000Research Publisher's website
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Wellcome Open Research Journal website
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2
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Article: 47
Publication date:
2017-09-26
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2017-09-26
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2398-502X
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pubs:707813
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uri:255fac9c-bd4a-4fea-b537-fbbada3a1c9f
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uuid:255fac9c-bd4a-4fea-b537-fbbada3a1c9f
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pubs:707813

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