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Malaria: severe, life-threatening.

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INTRODUCTION: Severe malaria mainly affects children under 5 years old, non-immune travellers, migrants to malarial areas, and people living in areas with unstable or seasonal malaria. Cerebral malaria, causing encephalopathy and coma, is fatal in around 20% of children and adults, and neurological sequelae may occur in some survivors. Severe malarial anaemia may have a mortality rate of over 13%. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinica...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Clinical evidence
Volume:
2011
Publication date:
2011-01-01
EISSN:
1752-8526
URN:
uuid:6a8197cf-a699-4e28-9148-41dd144837e9
Source identifiers:
124314
Local pid:
pubs:124314
Language:
English

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