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Do patients with cerebral malaria have cerebral oedema? A computed tomography study.

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Computed tomography of the brain in 10 patients with severe cerebral malaria, 5 of whom died, showed evidence of cerebral oedema in only 2 fatal cases. Small areas of altered density were seen in 4 cases; these were not associated with focal neurological signs and were still visible in convalescent scans in 2 survivors. 4 patients, including 1 of the fatalities, had completely normal scans. Cerebral oedema may occur in severe cerebral malaria but is not a consistent feature of living patients...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
1
Issue:
8322
Pages:
434-437
Publication date:
1983-02-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:cf9de332-7eaf-4f37-aed2-6246415844d0
Source identifiers:
42156
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pubs:42156

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