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Direct in vivo assessment of microcirculatory dysfunction in severe falciparum malaria.

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BACKGROUND: This study sought to describe and quantify microcirculatory changes in the mucosal surfaces of patients with severe malaria, by direct in vivo observation using orthogonal polarization spectral (OPS) imaging. METHODS: The microcirculation in the rectal mucosa of adult patients with severe malaria was assessed by use of OPS imaging, at admission and then daily. Comparison groups comprised patients with uncomplicated falciparum malaria, patients with bacterial sepsis, and healthy i...

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10.1086/523762

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
197
Issue:
1
Pages:
79-84
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Source identifiers:
34090
Language:
English
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pubs:34090
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uuid:3ca32e11-aa68-41cd-b052-c9ba8b81f060
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pubs:34090
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2012-12-19

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