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Hypertension is associated with an increased risk for severe imported falciparum malaria: a tertiary care hospital based observational study from Berlin, Germany

December 10, 2019 - 08:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hoffmeister B, Aguilar Valdez AD
Reference: 
Malaria Journal volume 18, 410 (Dec 6, 2019)

Increasing numbers of aging individuals with chronic co-morbidities travel to regions where falciparum malaria is endemic. Non-communicable diseases are now leading risk factors for death in such countries. Thus, the influence of chronic diseases on the outcome of falciparum malaria is an issue of major importance. Aim of the present study was to assess whether non-communicable diseases increase the risk for severe imported falciparum malaria.

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