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Lung injury in uncomplicated and severe falciparum malaria: a longitudinal study in papua, Indonesia.

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BACKGROUND: In patients with severe malaria, acute respiratory distress syndrome usually develops after the start of drug treatment and is a major cause of death. Its pathogenesis is not well understood. METHODS: Respiratory symptom, spirometry, and gas transfer analyses were performed longitudinally in adults in Papua, Indonesia, with uncomplicated (n=50) and severe (n=30) falciparum malaria; normal values were derived from 109 control subjects. Gas transfer was partitioned into its alveola...

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10.1086/497697

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
The Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
192
Issue:
11
Pages:
1966-1974
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
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uuid:c3070922-9670-4db6-b839-1ae963eb40da
Source identifiers:
94423
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pubs:94423

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