Fulminant malaria infections are characterised by hypoglycaemia and potentially lethal lactic acidosis. In young adult Wistar rats (n = 26) infected with Plasmodium berghei (ANKA strain), hyperparasitaemia (greater than 50%), anaemia (PCV 19.6 +/- 5.3%; mean +/- SD) hypoglycaemia (1.04 +/- 0.74 mmol/litre), hyperlactataemia (13.2 +/- 2.20 mmol/litre), hyperpyruvicaemia (0.51 +/- 0.12 mmol/litre) and metabolic acidosis (arterial pH 6.96 +/- 0.11) developed after approximately 14 days of infect...Expand abstract
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Plasmodium berghei: lactic acidosis and hypoglycaemia in a rodent model of severe malaria; effects of glucose, quinine, and dichloroacetate.
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