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Severe hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in falciparum malaria.

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We studied the occurrence, clinical manifestations, and mechanism of hypoglycemia in patients with falciparum malaria in eastern Thailand. Hypoglycemia, which was often severe and recurrent, occurred in 17 patients, including 12 in a series of 151 patients with cerebral malaria. Thirty episodes were investigated. Plasma concentrations of insulin and C peptide were inappropriately high, and lactate and alanine concentrations were significantly higher than in patients with falciparum malaria wh...

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10.1056/nejm198307143090201

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
309
Issue:
2
Pages:
61-66
Publication date:
1983-07-05
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:e01f2d4e-a783-4733-9d2f-5c20332a2773
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42269
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pubs:42269

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