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Thiamine deficiency and malaria in adults from southeast Asia.

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BACKGROUND: Thiamine deficiency (beriberi) is common in some parts of southeast Asia. Acute thiamine deficiency can mimic many complications of malaria, such as encephalopathy and lactic acidosis. We examined the incidence of thiamine deficiency in adults admitted to hospital with malaria in Thailand. METHODS: For this prospective study, we recruited consecutive patients with malaria or other febrile illness who presented to Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, between May an...

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Krishna, S More by this author
Taylor, AM More by this author
Supanaranond, W More by this author
Pukrittayakamee, S More by this author
ter Kuile, F More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
353
Issue:
9152
Pages:
546-549
Publication date:
1999-02-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:8dd73454-42e1-47b2-b004-b7942732ddf7
Source identifiers:
36836
Local pid:
pubs:36836

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