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The importance of anaemia in cerebral and uncomplicated falciparum malaria: role of complications, dyserythropoiesis and iron sequestration.

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Ninety-four per cent of 169 patients with cerebral malaria developed anaemia (haematocrit less than 35 per cent) and 30 per cent required blood transfusion to maintain the haematocrit at more than 21 per cent. Anaemia was at its worst on admission in 58 patients (34 per cent); in the rest the haematocrit fell further, reaching its nadir one to 17 days later (mean 2.3 days). The mean lowest haematocrit was 24.3 +/- 7.2 per cent (+/- 1 SD) and the mean maximum fall was 7.9 +/- 5.6 per cent. Ana...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Journal:
Quarterly journal of medicine
Volume:
58
Issue:
227
Pages:
305-323
Publication date:
1986-03-01
ISSN:
0033-5622
Source identifiers:
6931
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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