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Brain swelling and mannitol therapy in adult cerebral malaria: a randomized trial.

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BACKGROUND: Coma is a frequent presentation of severe malaria in adults and an important cause of death. The role of cerebral swelling in its pathogenesis, and the possible benefit of intravenous mannitol therapy to treat this, is uncertain. METHODS: A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the cerebrum and lumbar puncture with measurement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure were performed on admission for 126 consecutive adult Indian patients with cerebral malaria. Patients with brain swelling...

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10.1093/cid/cir405

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Mohanty, S More by this author
Mishra, SK More by this author
Patnaik, R More by this author
Pradhan, S More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
53
Issue:
4
Pages:
349-355
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:57fee37e-7b0b-4dd3-a001-27f8b41aafb9
Source identifiers:
172533
Local pid:
pubs:172533

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