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Hypokalemia in children with severe falciparum malaria.

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OBJECTIVES: Acidosis is now recognized as an important component of the severe malaria syndrome and a predictor of fatal outcome. Alterations in plasma potassium concentrations are commonly associated with acidosis. To date, there is little information about the changes in potassium in severe malaria. DESIGN: Prospective study examining the changes in plasma potassium in the first 24 hrs following admission in children with severe malaria. Urinary fractional excretion of potassium and the tr...

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Maitland, K More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Journal:
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-85
Publication date:
2004-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1947-3893
ISSN:
1529-7535
URN:
uuid:f2dcc606-3617-488c-bcd5-48caf9a9e87b
Source identifiers:
185616
Local pid:
pubs:185616

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