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Cerebral malaria in children.

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Cerebral malaria is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy with up to 50% mortality. A cardinal feature is the massing of red cells containing mature Plasmodium falciparum within the cerebral capillaries. Adhesion of these parasitised red cells to endothelium, an event which may initiate cerebral malaria, is being studied at the molecular level. However, the relevance of these studies to the pathophysiology and treatment of human cerebral malaria is uncertain. Although chloroquine is still wide...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
336
Issue:
8727
Pages:
1355-1360
Publication date:
1990-12-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:ac348d1b-1272-42dd-8df3-f6b768ff4576
Source identifiers:
14615
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pubs:14615

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