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...Expand abstract
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Thiamine deficiency and malaria in adults from southeast Asia.
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