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The metabolic response to rapid intravenous glucose injection in acute falciparum malaria.

Abstract:

Because hypoglycaemia is common in severe malaria, intravenous glucose is often given empirically to patients on admission to hospital. To investigate the metabolic response to rapid glucose injection in acute malaria, 50 ml of 50% w/v (25 g) dextrose was given over 5 min to 10 adult patients (7 males, 3 females; mean age 30 years) with acute falciparum malaria. Five patients with severe infections were studied between doses of intravenous quinine; 5 cases were uncomplicated and previously un...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
85
Issue:
2
Pages:
189-193
Publication date:
1991-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:718d04c1-2bc1-4f4f-9ed8-aea15fa700b1
Source identifiers:
43600
Local pid:
pubs:43600

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