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Blood glucose and prognosis in children with presumed severe malaria: is there a threshold for 'hypoglycaemia'?

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OBJECTIVES: Hypoglycaemia (glucose <2.2 mmol/l) is a defining feature of severe malaria, but the significance of other levels of blood glucose has not previously been studied in children with severe malaria. METHODS: A prospective study of 437 consecutive children with presumed severe malaria was conducted in Mali. We defined hypoglycaemia as <2.2 mmol/l, low glycaemia as 2.2-4.4 mmol/l and hyperglycaemia as >8.3 mmol/l. Associations between glycaemia and case fatality were analysed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-International
Forster, M More by this author
Mayon-White, R More by this author
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Pages:
232-240
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:9ab97a2e-05e3-4a3e-b07c-9fc3e56fabd0
Source identifiers:
116120
Local pid:
pubs:116120

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