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Intracranial pressure in childhood cerebral malaria.

Abstract:

Lumbar punctures were performed in 40 Gambian children with acute cerebral malaria aged between 18 months and 10 years. The mean opening pressure was elevated in 32 (80%) of the children, but was not significantly different in the 14 fatal cases compared with survivors: 110 (standard deviation 71) versus 131 (58) mm of cerebrospinal fluid respectively. Cerebral perfusion pressures were also similar in the 2 groups: 64 (20) mm Hg versus 64 (11) mm Hg respectively. There was no clear clinical e...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
85
Issue:
3
Pages:
362-364
Publication date:
1991-05-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:c3800442-8b89-4fac-82c4-079a7c79ce71
Source identifiers:
2359
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pubs:2359

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