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Activation of the coagulation cascade in falciparum malaria.

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The incidence and progression of coagulation abnormalities were studied in 52 patients with acute falciparum malaria. The patients were prospectively divided into 3 groups; severe (parasitaemia greater than or equal to 5% or vital organ dysfunction), 12 patients; moderate (parasitaemia 1%- less than 5% without complications), 16 patients; and mild (parasitaemia less than 1%), 24 patients. No case died or developed clinical evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Conventional indic...

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Pukrittayakamee, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Clemens, R More by this author
Chittamas, S More by this author
Karges, HE More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
83
Issue:
6
Pages:
762-766
Publication date:
1989
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:fdae2c5d-3ae5-4806-8dad-4cdee897206c
Source identifiers:
43128
Local pid:
pubs:43128

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