Acidosis of severe falciparum malaria: heading for a shock?
Severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria encompasses a complex syndrome affecting many organs and causing physiological perturbations that have many features in common with children with sepsis. Among these, metabolic acidosis has emerged as a central feature of severe malaria and is the best independent predictor of a fatal outcome in both adults and children. There is now clear evidence that intravascular hypovolaemia (shock) is common in children with malarial acidosis. How it should be treate...Expand abstract
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