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Severe malarial thrombocytopenia: a risk factor for mortality in Papua, Indonesia.

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BACKGROUND: The significance of thrombocytopenia to the morbidity and mortality of malaria is poorly defined. We compared the platelet counts and clinical correlates of patients with and those without malaria in southern Papua, Indonesia. METHODS: Data were collated on patients presenting to a referral hospital between April 2004 and December 2012. RESULTS: Platelet measurements were available in 215 479 patients (23.4%), 66 421 (30.8%) of whom had clinical malaria. Patients with Plasmodium f...

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10.1093/infdis/jiu487

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National Health and Medical Reearch Council of Australia
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Australian Agency for International Development
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases More from this journal
Volume:
211
Issue:
4
Pages:
623-634
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Language:
English
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uuid:ac6ce882-3f99-4a5d-a8a9-9777d4b4f4ea
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483499
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2014-10-16

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