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A Simple Score to Predict the Outcome of Severe Malaria in Adults

February 11, 2010 - 08:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Josh Hanson, Sue J. Lee, Sanjib Mohanty, M. A. Faiz, Nicholas M. Anstey, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Emran Bin Yunus, Saroj K. Mishra, Emiliana Tjitra, Ric N. Price, Ridwanur Rahman, Francois Nosten, Ye Htut, Gofranul Hoque, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Tran Tinh Hien, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, and Arjen M. Dondorp
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Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 50, Issue 5, Page 679–685, Mar 2010

World Health Organization treatment guidelines recommend that adults with severe malaria be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). However, ICU facilities are limited in the resource‐poor settings where most malaria occurs. 

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