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Reduced microcirculatory flow in severe falciparum malaria: pathophysiology and electron-microscopic pathology.

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The pathophysiology of severe falciparum malaria is complex, but evidence is mounting that its central feature is the old concept of a mechanical microcirculatory obstruction. Autopsy studies, but also in vivo observations of the microcirculation, demonstrate variable obstruction of the microcirculation in severe malaria. The principal cause of this is cytoadherence to the vascular endothelium of erythrocytes containing the mature forms of the parasite, leading to sequestration and obstructio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Journal:
Acta tropica
Volume:
89
Issue:
3
Pages:
309-317
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1873-6254
ISSN:
0001-706X
URN:
uuid:b0972dc0-4635-4323-bd44-152c0388ad60
Source identifiers:
32609
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pubs:32609

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