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Pathophysiology of fatal falciparum malaria in African children.

Abstract:

Children living in sub-Saharan Africa bear the brunt of the mortality from falciparum malaria, yet there is a dearth of relevant post-mortem data. Clinical studies from centers in Africa suggest that the pathophysiology of severe malaria is different in children and adults. Three overlapping clinical syndromes, metabolic acidosis manifesting as hyperpnea, cerebral malaria, and severe anemia, are responsible for nearly all the deaths in African children. Despite improvements in antimalarial tr...

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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
58
Issue:
5
Pages:
673-683
Publication date:
1998-05-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:fa402df7-0b8b-4410-80ae-2b7ed330ed5e
Source identifiers:
186125
Local pid:
pubs:186125

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